How you feel about Brexit

We recently got in touch again with the EU parents (120) we had interviewed earlier on in the Brexit negotiation process to ask some follow up questions. When we first spoke many people mentioned plans, in some cases vague aspirations, to leave Britain, others instead were worried about their legal status and were planning to…

40 years in 4 maps and a GIF

Over forty years of EU membership Britain has seen the population of resident EU nationals rising from 1.8% in 1981 to roughly 5% at the time of the EU referendum in 2016. We use official statistics to provide a historical overview of EU nationals in the UK since the early 1980s until the period around…

Citizens’ rights: update from Brexitland

The UK in a Changing Europe initiative has launched today a new Brexit factsheet series covering 10 essential issues affected by the Brexit negotiation. The Citizens’ Rights factsheet was written by Dr Nando Sigona together with Dr Michaela Benson, lead researcher of Brexit Brits Abroad project. Link to the factsheet: http://ukandeu.ac.uk/explainers/citizens-rights/  

The quest for home of European Somali families in Britain

Brexit has created many challenges for EU families and their children who had made the decision to migrate to live in the UK. More importantly, it has unsettled their notions of ‘home’ for the majority of them. The questions of ‘where home is?’ and ‘where one belongs to?’ hit hardest particularly upon the secondary-migrant Somalian…