How do Brits living in Spain cost Spain money?Talkingcars wrote:Not according to other EU countries, they all seem to say they would require visas to visit if you have a UK passport.Gilbert wrote:Yes Simon, the Spanish wouldn't want to lose the income from tourists but as part of the EU they will have to impose the same rules as the other EU countries. So if it is decided that we need a visa for one, we'd need one for all the others whether the Spanish like it or not.
UK citizens living in Spain cost them far more than tourism generates, and there are 4 times as many Brits in Spain then Spanish in the UK.
My interest? I am a British citizen married to s Spanish citizen, she has access to Spanish info seeing it from the other side.
My mate is half Spanish, his mum's side... They dashed to Gibraltar just before he was born so he'd be born a Brit.
I don't think people need be worried about not being able to holiday in Spain.. Seriously - If we did need a visa following Brexit, how difficult would that visa be to obtain? Now read the quote below and then the quote at the top of this post again... Is it true that we managed to negotiate/veto/change EU legislation to protect our kit car industry but Spain would not be able to do the same for their tourism industry, or is that a bit of a cynical take on the situation following Brexit?
Sure the Poles come over in droves to work hard and most of us think Brits sitting on their backsides all day are lazy. On the other hand, if their was a country just a drive away where those lazy Brits would be welcomed and paid several times what they'd expect to earn in this country I expect we'd see a lot less lazy Brits, because they'd suddenly become less lazy and start working abroad. If you agree Brits are lazy then you agree it is possible to judge people based on where they come from. If it is true you can judge people based on where they come from then I'd rather Britain stay full of Brits, after all Britain hasn't been noted for it's lazy population throughout history, and this may go a long way towards explaining why we're a richer country than Poland still today. Or maybe there isn't a Polish equivalent of Jeremy Kyle!Gilbertd wrote:Some years ago the EU tried to standardise things which would have meant we couldn't register anything without a CoC here either. That was blocked because of our kit car and Classic car industry as it would have been detrimental to the economy (and probably because quite a few MPs and members of the house of Lords are into their Classics too).