Brexit: look forward in fear


In the trendy London district of Shoreditch traders and residents describe threatens to change how the Brexit life and work. Many have fear for their Job, other to your stay. London-Sally Hayden.

Brick Lane in East London has long been known for their multi-cultural Bewohnermix and for some time now for its rapid gentrification. In the road of Retro shops to Indian Curry Restaurants, a market with vegan food and the infamous Cereal Killer Cafe, cereal-Shop has set 2015 as the target of the protests of gentrification opponents.

Meanwhile, there is another reason for concern for the people who live and work here: you are trying to find out how the Brexit will change your life.

Linda Richmond (li.) has applied for an Irish passport

In front of a Stand with Dutch pancakes Linda Richmond is in the queue. The 60-Year-old is applying to a Irish passport, because she has family there. She was “scared, frightened”, she says. “I don’t know what is going to happen.” She works as a Palliative nurse in a hospice, and no longer feared that she gets the drugs for their patients.

Your 25-year-old son Christopher is a teacher and would like to work abroad. “We want to be part of a large group of countries instead of on our own.”

Tareq Iqbal stands in the door of the Indian restaurant Preem has his family for nearly five decades. The 30-Year-old has two Jobs: His shift at the supermarket he has already been behind, now he is helping in the Restaurant. “We want a Brexit, but we also want a good Deal,” he says.

50 years of family tradition: Tareq Iqbal in front of the Restaurant Preem

So or so the United Kingdom will come clear, he thinks. “The UK is not a third-world country. Here, there is no worst case scenario. The UK also comes without the other. China, Japan, and most of the Commonwealth countries – the grow. If we work together with them, we may be the richest country.”

Brexit endangered art market

The gallery S O in Brick Lane represents artists from the UK and abroad. Boss, Catherine Dettar is 30, has a German and Spanish Background, and says that Brexit would be “Bullshit”: “If, as a result of the economic means are reduced, the course has a big impact. If the British pound falls, then we have to still pay many of our artists in the Euro, and this can drive the prices up.”

The gallery has completed an exhibition in advance, to ensure that objects on the way to Europe before the 29. March, pass the customs, in case of a hard Brexits without agreement. “We didn’t want to risk it,” explains Dettar, “that these valuable and expensive pieces are sitting in customs, while we have no idea how to do it.”

The Brexit is a burden for the cultural scene, believes the gallery Manager, Catherine Dettar

The Brexit will affect the whole art scene, the gallery Manager. “Our gallery is in London because of its international and cultural scene. Here, people with very different backgrounds come together. This could be after Brexit the conclusion that they could all leave the country – so what remains for London’s art and culture scene? I don’t know.”

“A shambles”

Out on the street, the 23-year-old Andy called the Brexit “stupid”. As a Polish economic expert who grew up in Spain, he says: “the UK will never be as good as would be the case if it were to remain in the EU. That’s why I hope for a second Referendum.”

Andy compares it with a visit to a restaurant: “they leave you the choice between fish and meat choose. You choose the fish, and then You shall decide between poisonous fish and fish waste. So you’re trying to the original Option to return and to choose the meat.”

On the curb of the Brick Lane Laura Legeay sits. The 29-year-old freelance designer, moved five years ago from France to London. The falling pound exchange rate makes visits to her family more expensive, because the Tickets for the Eurostar to cost more. “I’m not happy with it. I don’t know if I’ll be kicked out from the UK out. What can I say? The Brexit is shit.”

Girlfriends: the Frenchwoman Laura Legeay and the Briton Rebecca Aldham

Your British friend Rebecca Aldham agrees with her. “This delayed everything so”, criticised the 34-year-old nurse. “Because of this uncertainty. A shambles. I think the people have understood the immigration question, and your vote only on the basis thereof.”

“Britain’s face is disfigured”

At his Market, the 31 on-Brick Lane-year-old London-based Stacey Anguilet the Brexit “torture”. The British government has not included the Public in the negotiations with Brussels sufficiently, he finds. “What will the government do for small businesses, the need to fight as a result of the Brexit? However, small companies have taken no precautions.”

The costs are rising for firms like his, says Anguilet, the need to import both ingredients as also to export finished products. “The work has become more. Our daily business is affected, because half of the time we are looking for Ways to save money.”

Also Anguilet believes many of his countrymen had voted in the Referendum in 2016 alone due to their views on immigration, and not thinking about what comes after. “The face of Britain is disfigured by the Brexit. My German friends have always told us everything would be sorted. Now, you notice that we are just as chaotic as you.”

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