As a Belgian national doing business in the UK, I am totally and utterly shocked with the referendum vote. It is also the first time I have ever felt targeted and unwanted. First they take away the vote and voice for taxpayers based on passport and not residence. I also on social media received some unfavourable remarks from a few¬†Brits. Thankfully the majority of my friends are of a global business mindset rather than local protectionist.
I am actively seeking a new location inside the EU to relocate my business to and unlike this vote I will base it on research and facts. I have started this morning by putting on hold some investments that I would have been happy to go ahead with if the vote had been different. In the last recession I had to close a business and suffered majorly from the impact, my personal fear is that this vote will trigger another one.
Voting as a mechanic is powerful. In excluding the EU passport holders from this vote even if they are living and working in the UK, I question to be fair. Especially when they were and are by EU law allowed to vote in local and EU related matters,enu-iArK, Imallleesentation"o1080" height="1080" />