‘Should we go home?’: Despair and defiance for Poles post-Brexit

In the 24 hours after Brexit, the Guardian visited members of the Polish community in Plymouth, an area that voted overwhelmingly to leave the EU in 2016. Margaret, who works full time in a children’s home and runs a Polish school at the weekends, says she feels confusion and despair – but also defiance.  
About 3.6 million EU citizens live in the UK, and Poland is the most common country of origin for foreign nationals. Polish is the second most widely spoken language in Britain, according to the last census

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