Leave voters ‘cut off their noses to
A Rutherglen woman who has lived in Spain for 25 years reckons the Brexit vote has“offended” Europeans.
Shonagh McGinn, 50, runs a language school on Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.
Speaking from her home in Puerto Del Rosario, she admitted the result of the EU referendum had left her shocked.
And surveying the result from a distance, she said it had been a result of“hate politics.”
She said:“I was surprised when the locals were asking me about Brexit last week. I was only vaguely interested myself because I didn’t think we would leave the EU.
“The people here were a bit offended that we had decided to leave.
“After the result, I started thinking more about the single market and how leave voters had cut off their noses to spite their faces, to use an old expression of my mum’s.
“The result seems to have been a result of hate politics. It seems it wasn’t properly thought about by the Leave campaign or voters.
“Sadly, the Leave campaign has been thriving on racist attitudes in some parts of the UK and the result reflects that.”
Shonagh, who supported a remain vote, believes the result will lead to Scotland separating from the UK, something she supports.
But she doesn’t reckon there will be any major issues for her personally:“I think the EU or Spain will find a way to deal with people like me who have been resident abroad.
“I have lived here for half my life anD I have never felt threatened oR looked down upon because I am an immigrant.
“I feel sorry for immigrants in the UK who are made to feel unwelcome.
“If immigrants want to stay in your
Offended Shonagh McGinn