Brexit Brits Abroad
About This Show
Brexit Brits Abroad raises awareness of the key issues facing Britons living elsewhere in Europe as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union. Hosted by Dr. Michaela Benson, it answers questions about who the British living and working in Europe are, what led to their migration, and the implications of Brexit for their everyday lives. Keeping a finger on the pulse of the negotiations, the series responds to issues as they unfold, providing up-to-date information and expert advice.
It is produced as part of the research project BrExpats: freedom of movement, citizenship and Brexit in the lives of Britons resident in the European Union, led by Dr. Michaela Benson (Goldsmiths) and funded by the UK and a Changing Europe, Brexit Priority Grant Scheme.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Brexit, mobility and uncertainty in the lives of younger British citizens in Spain
When we think about British populations in Spain, our attention is most often drawn to the stereotypical images circulated by the media: pensioners living their retirement in the sun. But what about younger UK citizens living in Spain? What does Brexit mean for the terms on which they live their lives? Terms framed not so much by settlement, but by the ability to move; where Spain is home for today, but perhaps not for tomorrow. This episode of the podcast focuses on the lives of these younger Britons living southern Spain as Michaela welcomes Mike Danby, into the studio to the latest Brexit Brits Abroad report ‘Talking Brexit with 18-35 year-old UK citizens living in Southern Spain’. Unsettling understandings of migration as a permanent one-off move, and talking about how Mike and his interviewees navigate the changing demands of the European labour market they highlight how Brexit is just one challenge in their lives.Read more »