Having sold up in France, loved the people, loved the country, loved the general atmosphere but don't miss the summer shutdown, lack of customer care, the price of pretty well everything and unending paperwork.
I voted for Brexit on the grounds that the UK should have its own laws, regulations and customs. Something the French have the sheer doggedness to cling onto and we don't.
I take issue with the general contention that a vote for Brexit is on par for supporting Marine le Pen, Franco Mussolini and Hitler.
Most voters listed worries about the erosion of the national identity and open borders leading to an influx of terrorists rather than raving xenophobia! Also, contrary to the views of many remainers, 'Out' voters were not stupid and did understand that out did really mean out. Remainers, however, certainly don't understand the concept of democracy which is why they want to stay.
Obviously The Connexion will be inundated with letters supporting stay but that's the way self interest works.
So your readers have a choice: stay in France because you love it BUT don't expect the taxpayers in the UK to pay your way or return. Jean-Claude Juncker might agree to the associate citizenship plan, but this is a bit 'cake and eat it'. so the UK Government might not.
N. C. Powis, South coast, UK