Nigel Farage deserves a Lordship because he has made 17 million people in Britain proud to be British once again, said a political commentator this week. An amazing statement which appears to capture part of the mood in Britain at the moment following the Brexit referendum. In the same way as I do not believe that people who voted for Brexit would also have voted for Donald Trump in the US presidential election, I do feel that leaving the European Union makes me proud to be British.

I was proud to be British before the referendum, and to be perfectly honest, I am probably less proud these days because of the result. This was a referendum which was based almost entirely on immigration and stopping "Johnny Foreigner" getting to Britain. Well, as a "Juan Foreigner" living abroad I feel it is quite amazing that some Britons do not understand the benefits of immigration to Britain. I was in London recently and the hotel where I stayed was staffed almost entirely by Poles; they were welcoming, polite and made my stay exceptionally pleasant.

London may not be a good example because as we all know it is pro-European and has a massive cosmopolitan mix. Also, I would say that the capital was booming, or was until it was decided that Britain needed to stand alone again, which will effectively make life very difficult for the City of London which is vital for the British economy. If thousands of financial service jobs start heading to the continent and foreign banks move out, it will directly impact on the British capital and dent the hundreds of millions of pounds of investment which are flowing into London. I understand that the Brexit vote was a backlash against the political establishment: British democracy at its best. But I take pride in the way that London has transformed itself into a world-beating city. In London it has been a question of out with the old, in with the new. A shame that we are now back to square one.


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David / Hace 10 months

S. A litmus test on whether people are leaving Mallorca is to talk to the removal companies, which I did in passing the other day. They tell me they have never been so busy...with people arriving not leaving ! Cheers


V. / Hace 10 months

Viewpoint heading: "No pride in Brexit. The referendum result did not make me proud to be British ... the complete reverse."

Article: "I do feel that leaving the European Union makes me proud to be British…. …….I am probably less proud these days because of the result."

¿?¿? All these confusing editorials on Brexit are now becoming rather boring.


S. / Hace 10 months

The UK is now overloaded with Immigrants. The facilities are are at breaking point. London is choked up with exhaust fumes. The Benefit System,The NHS,The Housing need, A & E are all close to collapse. Yet many Ex Pats are leaving Mallorca, loss of Pension Income being one of many reasons. There is no All Inclusive destroying the economy,No Tourist Tax , and no exchange rate failures. The Euro and The EU, are close to total collapse.


David / Hace 10 months

Forgot two things...Farage would deserve a reward of some sort but I bet he would turn down the Lords, which should be abolished anyway. Second, I have reviewed all the Brexit themed editorials red and green and your readership, despite living here, is most decidedly in favour in favour of Brexit. I guess that's consistent with why we all left a dying country...


David / Hace 10 months

So I am already breaking my new year resolution not to become enraged by you. I have to comment. First, this is yet another muddled editorial. It's like one of those Private Eye before and after spoof editorials. First you say Brexit made you proud to be British. You then go on to say that it has made you less proud. So how do you really feel? Second, you have spent most of your life here and have no claim to a real Londoner's view. I grew up there and it used to be fabulous. Now frankly it is a nasty, hostile, terrible place to exist. Third, your ongoing views on Brexit are naive in the extreme. I am doing just fine, pension has grown hugely since Brexit and the pound WILL rebound this year as I already predicted. Don't listen, everyone, to a self professed former cub reporter on a rag which has never had any lions.


Andreas / Hace 10 months

The EU is and always was 'political'. It was created to stop Europeans killing each other as they had been doing for centuries. It helped keep the peace for 70 years. It also formed an incredibly strong trade 'club' which could compete with any others world wide. Yet the UK voted to leave this powerful club and go it alone. I can't make up my mind whether it was simply mass stupidity (which most now regret) or that Brits are just totally masochistic...


Tina / Hace 10 months

Jason, Everyone I know who voted to leave the EU it was because they wanted control back and the opportunity for greater Worldwide Trade. Who wishes to belong to a failing Europe !!!

It is the media that have run with the story it is all about immigration and creating so much negativity.

Just watch and see.