I'm an EU student and here are my views a year after Brexit
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In the early hours of a June morning, somewhere in Paraguay. I was awoken by the faint cries of my British friend. Alarmed, I immediately asked her what is wrong. As she sobbed, she emotionally uttered the sentence, "51.89% of the UK voted to leave the EU". After a brief silence, she then said this could be the end of our friendship, this is because I'm an international student who is currently studying in the United Kingdom. Worse she feared the ending of her relationship with her German boyfriend. She felt like her country betrayed her. There was not much I could do except comfort her with a hug, but at the back of my mind, I couldn't help but the think of the worst of what was yet to come. That very morning I received several texts from family members, who were also emotional and expressing their displeasure and outrage that the UK no longer wishes to be a member of the EU. Fearing the worst, most of them told me I might as well prepare for my departure back home. They said it's evidently clear that I and anyone else in the same position are not welcome. This news devastated me, as I'm a Polish citizen who has been living in the UK for just under five years. All that I've experienced and learned whilst staying in the UK has made me the person I am today. I've had many opportunities, both educational and professional.
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