UK workers in Germany fear for future
Its owner, Dr Sonja Weingarten, runs Der Englandladen,
a shop that sells a huge range of British products – from Marmite to Mars bars –
to the large local expat community.
“They are asking us whether our shop will still be here,”
says Dr Weingarten, a committed anglophile.
“All of them thought the ‘remainers’ would win.”
Foreign investment has been vital in transforming this city,
once part of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR),
and now often referred to as the “boomtown of eastern Germany”
The highly skilled workers from across Europe in its wake, including Philip Rock, and
CEO of the British for the Spreadshirt from, the booming e-commerce,
which was founded in the city, company, which now has production facilities
and offices in Poland and the Czech Republic,
as well as in the United States.
“I’m very disappointed a little bit,”
he says, trying to control what is obviously deep emotions.