I've just had an interesting exchange on Facebook with a guy who is worried that if the UK leaves the EU we will all need the old "Carte de Séjour". He is worried that we will all be kicked out.
I am so sorry that people are afraid.
I think we are about 800 000 ex pats here in France. Could you even imagine France saying "you all have to leave"? If France did decide this hugely radical move, would the Carte de Séjour protect us?
In no legal way could the government even consider this move, and, all the retired Brits bring in so much pension money to the economy.
Our young men don't roam the streets bothering women and, generally, we are not a burden on the welfare system.
Would Spain deport all the retired living on the Costa Del UK?
Would the UK then retaliate and expel all continental Europeans?
Please tell me if you are scared too.