Identity, citizenship and belonging
among settled Eastern European migrant
children and young people in the UK
Eastern Europeans in Brexitland (31/08/2016)
Writer and journalist Gary Younge meets Eastern Europeans who live in the UK. He explores the impact of the Brexit vote on these communities and considers how the vote and their experiences fit into the history of race and migration in Britain.
The issue of immigration and immigrants dominated the EU referendum campaign with much of the focus on the increased numbers of Eastern Europeans in the UK following EU expansion in 2004. They are often talked about – but rarely spoken to.
In this first of two programmes, Gary talks to Poles and Romanians in Bristol, an area that voted Remain and which has longstanding Eastern European communities.
A Somethin’ Else production for BBC Radio 4.