Everyone should watch this Portuguese woman's impassioned plea about Brexit

Sirena Bergman@SirenaBergman
Thursday 29 August 2019 08:45
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A Portuguese woman interrupted a Sky News interview at last night's anti-Brexit protest to express her pain at current Brexit proceedings.

Appearing to fight back the tears, she says:

I've worked here for 20 years and I have no voice.

She continues:

I gave this country my youth. I'm very grateful for what you taught me, but you must make me part of all this process. I can't just be kicked out.

In an increasingly emotional plea, the woman states that she looked after "your children, the elderly in this country", that she was proud to be part of the workforce and was "very hurt" and "very angry" by what is happening now.

As she attempts to walk away, the interview calls her back to ask about her specific situation. The woman responded that she'd been told that her national insurance "didn't correspond to the right thing" and that they needed to restart the whole process, but she implied that this was unlikely to occur before the Brexit deadline of 31 October.

She then adds:

What am I going to do? How am I going to stay? What are my rights? I'm in the dark like many many people.

French journalist Alex Taylor tweeted the clip, saying "you have to watch it", and it has since been retweeted more than 10,000 times.

People were broadly outraged and disappointed by her story, which epitomises the plight of many EU nationals currently living in the UK.

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