Glyn Emerton (Secretary) – after spending a 35 year-long career in aviation, he decided to take early retirement and, together with his wife Kath, decided to retire to their apartment in Spain.
Glyn says – I could have easily opted for Bournemouth to retire to but my wife and I had visited Spain many times to our holiday home and felt extremely comfortable there. As part of the EU and as an EU citizen myself, I decided to spend the rest of my life in another EU country. Now, however, I feel that comfort rug has been pulled out from underneath me and, as a pensioner, having paid 40 years of NI contributions, it should entitle me not only to a full OAP pension but also to healthcare in my old age. I don’t expect Spain to pay for it but my many years of paying into the British system should cover it. I am not asking for benefits, I only want what I have already paid for!