Tunisian expats vote!

Tunisians vote in their expat constituencies!

Brian Cave of Pensioners Debout writes………

READ this item from the Guardian. I quote directly from

the Guardian for Thursday October 20th 2011 (Lizzie Davies).

Tunisians abroad vote ‘with hands trembling and tears flowing‘.

At around 10pm Tunisian time – 8am in Canberra, Australia –

Najia Oun made history.Walking into a polling booth and dropping

a little piece of paper into a transparent ballot box, she became the

first person to vote in her country’s first ever free elections.

Read more here in the Guardian…….
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Of all places in Canberra! 
Canberra! The capital of Australia of all places where one million three hundred
thousand British Citizens live and where very few of these British Citizens have
the right to vote as British Citizens. The British Government denies this right of natural
justice to its Citizens amongst the Nations. The Comity of Fairness and Decency amongst
the Nations is shamed by this outrageous, dictatorial attitude. Shame! Britain is a Nation
whose politicians walk on the World Stage pronouncing that democracy is to be brought to
Libya, Egypt and indeed Tunisia, and all other ‘errant’ nationStates and yet have the gall
to deny it to their fellow citizens.  
Amongst these Citizens in Australia are 252,000 British Pensioners whose
State Retirement Pensions are frozen by the British Government – That is to say- the Old
Age Pension for which, through National Insurance Contributions throughout their working
lives they thought they had paid.  Many of these pensioners left Britain to join their grown
up families and grandchildren. Is this such a crime, that they should be cast aside by the
successive governments of a country for whom so many of them gave so much in conflicts
and wars for the cause of freedom, democracy, and their country?
Will all Britons,young and old, rich or poor, Stand Up, Speak Out and add your names to
these petitions?
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2 Responses to Tunisian expats vote!

  1. Doe anybody have a comprehensive list of countries that DO give their expats the right to vote? I have a suspicion that while we know the USA and France do give that right, there are plenty of countries that may be considered second or even third tier that also give the rights. The fact that the nation with the “Mother” of parliaments doesn’t is an utter shame. Maybe the politicians fear the weight of the expats, and given the formers’ usually dismal behaviour and standards, it’s no wonder. If expats had the right just maybe the politicians back home may just shape up. One thinks of expenses scandals, lobbying fiddles, duck houses, porn videos, promises broken and general shadiness etc etc.

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