BRITISH expats could lose the right to live and work in Spain in the event of a Brexit, Mariano Rajoy has warned.
Spain’s acting prime minister made the claim ahead of the June 23 referendum on Britain’s EU membership.
More than 400,000 Britons live and work in Spain, making it Europe’s most popular expat destination.
But many expats fear what would happen to their pension value and healthcare access in the event of a Brexit vote.
Rajoy said: “Leaving the European Union would mean that British citizens would lose their right to move freely, work and do business within the largest economic area, the largest market in the world.
“Over 100,000 Spanish citizens work and live in the United Kingdom. Over 400,000 British citizens work and live in Spain.
“If the United Kingdom left the European Union, it would be very negative for everyone and from every perspective.”