The first episode of Breaking Brexit podcast series features IRiS research on Brexit and belonging and tackles head-on one of the main issues EU nationals in the UK are faced with since the referendum: who are ‘we’? Lou Del Bello who curates the podcast series explains:
We used to be just normal citizens who happened to be born “somewhere else”. We had funny accents and interesting stories to tell. No biggie. We could not vote in general elections, but we had a say on who we wanted as a Mayor, so that was enough for many of us.
Nando Sigona, a senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham, lead researcher of Eurochildren and a child of the Erasmus generation unpicks the dilemma.