The pound saw its biggest drop in 17 months 0.5 per cent to below €1.14 as several top level British ministers quit their posts in protest over the Brexit withdrawal agreement.
Among them were Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey.
“Brexit worries are sending shock waves through the currency markets,” Credit Agricole SA head of Group-of-10 currency strategy Valentin Marinov told Bloomberg. The pound is lower but “it seems that uncertainty could push it lower still.”
Naturally this latest fall — one of several since the result of the Brexit referendum was first announced back in 2016 — will leave British pensioners living in Europe who depend on a UK pension for their livelihoods once again worrying whether it will recover its losses.
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In the intervening months and years there have been reports of the sinking pound leaving British pensioners in France suffering hard from the squeeze.
British pensioners have told The Local how much the weakening pound had changed their lives.