Uncertainty as eastern European Spaldonians ponder referendum

Diana Gajek of the Polish Education Centre, Spalding.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Diana Gajek of the Polish Education Centre, Spalding. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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Two women who have made Spalding their home after moving from other EU countries have their eyes on how South Holland votes today.

Mum-of-two Gunita Sele, a solicitor from Latvia who has lived in Spalding for five years, said: “Out of all the EU countries, the UK is the only one with its own legal system based on values and traditions known as Common Law.

Gunita Sele with her children Garbiella and Rainers.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Gunita Sele with her children Garbiella and Rainers. Photo by Tim Wilson.

“Because of this, and the fact that all other European countries have a written legal system from government, the UK has legal principles that are very different to the rest of continental Europe.

“The question is whose unwise, political idea was it for the UK to join the EU as a member?

“I think there’s no choice for the United Kingdom but to leave the EU and be a partner with EU countries based on the UK’s own terms and conditions.”

Meanwhile, Diana Gajek of the Polish Education Centre, Spalding, said: “We don’t have any control over what happens, but people are worried about it because they don’t know what’s going to happen. If it was the case there would be better border controls in regards to keeping out terrorists, but those of us who have their lives, homes and children here can remain where we are, that would probably help.

“People will make a decision and then we’ll find out what happens next.”