through our books, through YOU leaving your testimony
Imagine… Imagine you left your native country because you wanted to explore your neighbourhood world and embrace the European dream. Imagine you truly believed that the European Union was your home and that, as well as being a citizen of the country you were born in, you are also a citizen of Europe.
Imagine you fell deeply in love with your new country. Imagine you built a life there, married, had children, a career, started a business… You felt happy and totally integrated. You were at home.
Then one day, your country decides to vote to leave the European Union, which means that all the rules you have built your life on are going to change.
One morning, after years and even decades, you suddenly feel forgotten, lost, unwelcome, unwanted, betrayed. Your certainties, your life and your security are gone. Your sense of identity, too. Through no fault of your own, you are stuck in a painful limbo.
This is what happened since the Brexit referendum in June 2016 to the EU citizens who have made their live in the UK and the British citizens who made a life in another EU country…Read More
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We have asked thousands of EU citizens in the UK and British citizens in the EU to tell us how the referendum has affected them.
These are their Voices.
This is the Human Cost of Brexit.
If you also want to be heard, you can submit your voice here. We will turn it into an #InLimboVoice for you and then share it on social media.
Meet The Team
Elena Remigi Founder and Director
Véronique Martin Associate Director
Co-Editor of In Limbo
Beate Metz Admin
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Michael Dougan - Professor of European Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law, at the University of Liverpool
” The In Limbo project offers crucial and moving testimony of the distress and cruelty visited upon ordinary people caught up in the march of post-truth populism. “
Jolyon Maugham QC- Barrister - Founder and director of the Good Law Project
” It’s easy, with the forecasts and the backstops and the legal archaisms, to lose sight of the harm done to so many of our neighbours and our colleagues and our lovers. I am so grateful to In Limbo for reminding us that the real cost of Brexit, when all is said and done, must be counted in harm to human lives. “
Ian Dunt - Journalist, Editor of Politics.co.uk. , Author of 'Brexit: What The Hell Happens Now'
” In Limbo is a corrective to that. In their work, the rich, plural, passionate, committed voices of Europeans in the UK – and Brits in Europe – are finally heard, without mediation or self-interested spin. It is a living testament to the lives of those who have been brutally impacted by this process, but denied the chance to tell their story. “
Professor A.C. Grayling - Philosopher and Author
“In Limbo is doing very important work in speaking up about the awful situation that Brexit is imposing on #the5million. They deserve our applause and support: we are all EU citizens and the people represented by In Limbo are our friends, neighbours, family and kin”.
Lord Tony Greaves - Lords Spokesperson for the North of England
” In Limbo Project is a shocking but so useful source of information for people like me who try to bring the problems to the attention of the Government, and hold them accountable for the future of EU27 and UK citizens who are being treated so badly as a result of Brexit. ”
Richard Corbett - Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party
” In Limbo is not another set of economic statistics- it shows how Brexit affects real people, throwing their lives into uncertainty and turmoil. “
Catherine Bearder - Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the European Parliament
” Well done to all of those involved with the InLimbo project. I wish your work was not necessary, but I’m so glad you are here to carry on the battle. “
Jean Lambert - Green Party of England, MEP (1999- 2019)
“In Limbo’ brings us face-to-face with the terrible human cost of the Referendum decision. It’s work is a constant reminder that governments need to protect people, not play with their lives”
Dr. Philippa Whitford - MP for Central Ayrshire, SNP Health spokesperson in the House of Commons
” In Limbo have let people know they are not alone and have provided emotional support and information to EU citizens at this awful time! It has also allowed people like me to say: you are welcome here – please stay! ”
Delyth Jewell - Member of the Welsh Assembly for South Wales East, AM Plaid Cymru
” EU nationals belong in this country. They’ve chosen to make their home here and I think that the way they’re being treated is shameful.
The In Limbo project seeks to provide a virtual refuge, and an online community. I support it wholeheartedly. ”
Julie Ward - MEP for the North West England region for the Labour Party
” Recently, I opened the book at a random page and read the words of Fr Graeme Richardson, an Anglican priest, “Leave was a vote against lives like ours, a good old English “F*** You”. The “baked cake” of modern Britain has been smashed.”
Summer is often full of cakes and so I have decided to read “In Limbo” in its entirety, although I will definitely need a lot of tissues. “
Nicolas Hatton - Co-Chair of the3million
“You will never look at an EU citizen in the same way after reading this book.”
Dr. Mike Galsworthy - Scientist for EU
“This book describes the impact on their children, their relationships, their hopes and their sense of identity.”
Prof. Emmy Van Deurzen - Existential Academy
“In Limbo is a very special organisation that was specifically created for the purpose of mutual support of EU27 citizens in the UK who have found themselves in a situation of great uncertainty.
They have worked tirelessly to focus public attention on the plight of EU27 citizens, most particularly through their books IN LIMBO and In Limbo Too.”
Miro Griffiths - Researcher on Civil Rights
“Everybody should read this book and question what action can be taken to address the concerns outlined in the testimonials.”
Tony Simpson - Permanent EU Citizenship ECI
“In Limbo, in deed and in two excellent books, captures the real experiences, struggles and hopes of thousands of people whose lives are being upended by Brexit and its many toxic consequences.”
Mark Gamon - Writer/ Songwriter, Member of the In Limbo Facebook group
” Every morning, when I log into Facebook, there’s a new post from someone who’s a member of the ‘In Limbo – Our Brexit Testimonies’ group.
Every morning, another little story. Another cause for concern. Another cry for help.
None of these stories are in themselves particularly significant. But read them together and you hear a wail of collective anguish. “
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