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Thu Apr 1, 2021, 10:47 AM

Brits living in Spain face being deported to UK in just two days due to Brexit

[link:https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/brit-expats-living-unregistered-spain-23811663|

Expat Shaun Cromber, who voted Leave in 2016, said he "didn't realise it would come this" after his application for permanent Spanish residency was vetoed. "We are on our way home," he told Global247News.

"The wife is in tears, sheís distraught if Iím honest and Iím not too happy at the prospect of returning back to the UK.

"Iíve loved living on the Costa del Sol and after five years... we applied but got rejected and so have no choice, although long term I think the Spanish will regret chucking us out of Spain."

So my initial reaction to this was "ha ha!" But then...

A glance at the "Global247" website, and more particularly the unchallenged reviews on its Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/Global247News/reviews/ - are interesting.

As for Shaun Cromber - other than all the articles stemming from this interview - I can find zero trace of him online. So, no social media presence, never been on the electoral roll.

Strange, eh?

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Response to The King of Prussia (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 12:19 PM

1. Did you really do a complete historical search of the UK's electoral roll for the guy?

If so, that would seem a little creepy. People who have complete access to the full electoral roll are meant to use it for legitimate purposes, not because you've seen a name in an article. He obviously claims to have been, because he says he voted in the referendum.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 02:47 PM

2. No looked at 192.com

Unlike some I am not creepy.

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Response to The King of Prussia (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 03:17 PM

3. Well, that is just the open electoral roll

so it shows nothing, since we can all just tick a box to say "don't list me on it", which millions do, to avoid marketing calls.

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