Antje Ramming-Robinson, who has lived in York for 27 years, is campaigning alongside other Remainers to encourage locals in an attempt to scupper Brexit.
She said: “11 months later there are still days when my anger gets so strong that I sit down and cry for one or two hours.
“So, if all of this is really going to break down, then I can at least tell myself; ‘you did everything you possibly could’.”
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German expat Antje Ramming-Robinson wants to scupper Brexit
Mrs Ramming-Robinson, who has two children and works as a German teacher, is not allowed to vote in the General Election on June 8 but she has joined the ‘York for Europe’ campaigners to encourage anti-Brexit voters to unite behind a pro-EU candidate.
Explaining why she is getting involved in the election, the expat said she expects to get a letter in two years after the Brexit negotiations are over, asking her to leave the country.
She said: “When the result came in I wasn't able to do anything. I was sitting there and cried for almost 24 hours.
“What many people don't understand is that in two years my situation here will become very difficult.
11 months later there are still days when my anger gets so strong
“And I will then probably receive a letter which will then ask me to leave the country.”
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Emily Knight, of York for Europe, said the battle over Brexit was far from over and if the UK does indeed leave the EU as planned, she should campaign to rejoin the bloc.
She said: “The key thing here, given once Article 50 was triggered, was to make sure we had the most progressive candidates winning each seat and that means reducing the Conservative majority and breaking that down.
“It is a long battle, we are in it for the long game. It is not going to be resolved quickly and if we do come out we’ll be back fighting to get us right back in again and that is the plan.”
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Meanwhile, a Swedish author claimed Britain was not out of the woods after Brexit and major problems were still shared of the UK as it prepares to negotiate the EU divorce.
Niklas Ekdal told EFN: “Brexit had a massive negative reaction and then people [got over it] and a lesson was learned then when it came to [Donald] Trump.
“The big challenges still lie ahead when it comes to both Brexit and Trump in regards to the destabilising effects.
“So there is perhaps a bit too much optimism in the reactions we have seen. But they were important [votes] in the short and long term.
“When it comes to Brexit, the same problems for EU and for the UK lie ahead as we don’t know how the negotiations will end.”