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Aghast at vitriol in UK

My wife and I arrived in France in 2003 on a three-year work posting and fell in love with the people, the language and the culture. 

When retirement time arrived some 10 years later, it seemed natural to want to spend our autumn years in a country where we felt a sense of peace and at home.

Since making that move, the UK has changed almost beyond recognition. The levels of political vandalism and viciousness have reached levels we would never have thought possible and we are aghast at the vitriol inside and outside Westminster.

As I approach my 68th birthday, I have a distinct sense of unease at the thought of being forced to return to a violent and polarised country, whose values I no longer share, whose aims I no longer support and whose people I no longer understand. 

Will I, an ex-serviceman, be forced to ask for refugee or asylum status in France?

Bob CRASKE, St-Martin-De-Cenilly

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