Episode 47: What We Think About Brexit
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Dear listeners, As this is our first show since the UK’s historic EU referendum, we wanted to take a minute to talk to you guys about Brexit, Britain’s exit from the European Union. Lindsay and I both stand firmly on the side of “Remain”, the campaign that did not want British people to vote for leaving the EU. For me as a German citizen, it is particularly heartbreaking to see my adopted home country vote for a process that is going to strengthen the lines between our countries. For Lindsay as a Brit, it has created an atmosphere in which it’s difficult to feel at home. On a personal level, the result devastated both of us, although we respect the many different opinions that will have gone through voters’ minds on the day. The reports of xenophobic and intolerant comments and incidents since the result were another shock. Racial abuse is not acceptable behaviour, and this is not a time to turn to politicians promising to improve things by hurting foreigners. Of course, there are also concerns about what…