The silent majority may indeed hope that the UK remains inside the EU, but it’s precisely their silence that is worrying many British expats.
The numbers remain shocking whenever and wherever they are published, but let’s look at them again. There are only 283,000 Brits officially registered on the padrón as a resident of Spain. And of that minuscule figure (minuscule because it represents perhaps one quarter of the actual number of Brits who currently live in Spain), only 11,000 are registered to vote in the UK.
It is statistics like this that has every politically engaged Brit abroad – be they in Spain, France, Germany or elsewhere in the European Union – rather worried…