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“Brexit gave them the courage”: For Polish women in the UK, the British dream of the 2000s has died

Acquiring skills or credentials alone cannot change the fact that they face prejudice daily

By Weronika Strzyzynska  

Krystyna Czerwińska came to the UK in 2007, not intending to stay long. She just wanted to earn enough money to study architecture back in Poland. She was part of what Professor Anne White, researcher on Polish migration at University College London, refers to as a “great wave of enthusiasm” for UK migration. After Poland joined the European Union in 2004, many young Poles saw…

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