We pay taxes globally Urmstongran there is some reduction in French tax to allow for the fact that tax is paid in UK.
Of course decisions made by the UK government impact on us at times in regard to pensions, taxation, freedom of movement etc.
We don't abandon any feelings for our homeland just because we live in a different country, movement within Europe was encouraged before Brexit now things have changed.
There are more French people living in UK than vice versa. Or this was the case before Brexit.
I am present and I pay UK taxes.