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Profound sense of sadness and shame.

I WAS overwhelmed with a profound sense of sadness and of shame as I read about the fears and experiences of the EU nationals highlighted in the article "Why we love living in Wales by 27 EU nationals".

The Welsh have always been a tolerant, welcoming nation but Brexit appears to have unleashed the most base instincts in so many people. The Brexit campaign played on blind prejudice which bore little relation to the reality of life in Wales and the UK - as several of the interviewees were told: "we don't want foreigners here, but you're ok, we didn't mean you". How absurd is that. These people make a rich and often essential contribution to our society, embracing our culture and frequently, our language as well. They do not deserve to be haunted with fears and doubts about their future here in Wales.

Cywilydd arnom ni fel cenedl.

Joy Davies Lakeside, Caerdydd

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Mar 19, 2019
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