I met my husband during my year as a French assistant at the Judd School. We got married in August 1972. Britain joined the EEC in January 1973 so why bother to get a British passport? We are all Europeans!

I was a French teacher in various schools until I retired. We had two children (who have dual nationality) and I have made many friends in this country. I felt at home until the Brexit referendum. After 44 years, I couldn’t vote. I didn’t exist! Suddenly, the British didn’t seem so tolerant nor welcoming as I had thought they were when I first came. I am very upset and sad, for me and for the people who want ‘a future of unity and love’ (a poster on Saturday’s March) with Europe.

Ruth St John