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Brexit made me an immigrant in the country I was born in—I can’t just “let it go”

As a third generation Indian immigrant, I was always proud to be British. Now, the country I thought I knew is unrecognisable

By Harjeet Johal  

The Brexit debate revealed a new side of Britain. Photo: PA

A friend once called me the Fatima Whitbread of flag-waving – sturdy at the hips and record breaking.I am a third generation Indian immigrant, but when it came to supporting Britain, no one could match me for enthusiasm or effort. I would scoff at other third-generation immigrants who had not yet fully declared their allegiance to the country in which they were born.They harboured romantic notions for another place, a land they couldn’t define, and I belittled them for…

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