Carole Convers, 48, programme manager, Brighton
French national Convers, who works for her local council, has been in the UK for 29 years but says for the first time she feels unsafe and hides her accent in public.
“I used to feel at home here. I never even thought of myself as an immigrant. I’m integrated because I’m European in Europe. Now I’m a migrant in a foreign country.
“I’ve been here since I was 18. This is my home. Even if I could go back I can’t. I have trouble speaking French. My partner is British and he would have difficulty with the language if we went to France and we need to stay here to look after his elderly parents.
“I’m self-conscious of my accent now when I go out. I’ve been told to go back to frogland, yes, even in a place like Brighton which is cosmopolitan.”