Brexit day in Lincoln: What people are saying

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People in Lincoln voiced their hopes and aspirations for Brexit Britain as the Prime Minister sent the divorce letter to the European Union.

Today Theresa May formally triggers Article 50, which means that the negotiations to exit the EU will begin.

Some residents of Lincoln say they are hoping for changes to the immigration laws, others hope they can still easily travel in Europe after the UK officially leaves the EU.

Roger Sparks, 73, from Newark voted to leave. He said: “Europe is not the Europe I voted for the first time around.”

Samuel Yeo, 20, is a student from Essex and he said: “I’d like to see that British trade isn’t harmed too much.” He voted to remain.

Lincoln voted to leave the EU by 56.9% in the referendum in June 2016.


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