Outgoing British Ambassador Simon Manley urged anxious Brits without the proper paperwork to apply for their residencia ahead of the UK’s scheduled departure from the EU.
Ambassador Manley was speaking at the IV Brexit seminar held in Manilva earlier this week, as part of a visit that also saw him addressing Brexit concerns in Malaga, Gibraltar and Seville.
The panel also included Mario Jimenez and Jose Carrasco, the mayors of Manilva and Casares, Derick Langley from the British Chamber of Commerce of Andalusia, Alex Radford from My Lawyer in Spain and Myra Azzopardi from Citizens Advice Bureau Spain and was chaired by Manilva’s Foreign Residents delegate Dean Tyler Shelton.
“There is nothing more important that you can do than getting that piece of paper” stressed the ambassador, telling the 300 expats present that both Westminster and Moncloa were working hard to ensure rights for the legally resident after Brexit.
The only note of caution was sounded by Myra Azzopardi, who challenged Ambassador Manley on several points. The seminar finished with a Q&A session that included questions on pensions, healthcare and even a second referendum.