News for Nottingham…from Mojacar

British journalist finds 'mixed opinions' and 'confusion' among expats' Brexit survey

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Video journalist Owen Shipton in a 'to camera' moment

By Emma Randle

Mojacar expats have featured on a UK television news program this week in a special report compiled by a Nottinghamshire reporter on the imminent British EU referendum.

Owen Shipton, a video journalist with Notts TV, wanted to find a new angle on ‘Brexit’ that would interest viewers “jaded by political broadcasts” in the UK.

He came to Mojacar after researching ex-Nottingham residents living abroad and finding an article on Mojacar councillor Jessica Simpson, whose family hails from Nottingham.

Staying in the town from Sunday to Wednesday he had a busy few days interviewing expats, visiting the Irish Rover pub, MACS cancer charity, the Royal British Legion and speaking to various individuals.

The interviews – around 20 in all – revealed no clear majority opinion for or against a British EU exit.

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