If you’re a British expatriate living within the European Union, out of the UK for less than 15 years but not yet registered to vote, shouldn’t the Foreign Secretary’s thoughts below on the possible impact of a Brexit encourage you to register to make your voice heard?
You can very conveniently register on-line here on www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
In the event of a Referendum vote to leave the European Union, and taking for maximum impact the example of the highest concentration of expat Brits living within the European Union, the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has suggested that Britain and Spain might have to agree quotas of Britons and Spaniards who can live in their respective countries:
“The immigration status of Britons living in Spain and other European Union countries could be thrown into doubt if the UK votes to leave, the Foreign Secretary said.”
“Speaking at the Chatham House foreign affairs think tank in London, he asked whether the Leave campaign envisaged separate deals with each EU country or a quota system for immigrants and “would they expect them to be reciprocal”.”
“Mr Hammond was asked what Brexit would mean for EU immigrants in the UK and replied: “It’s a very good question and, again, a question that the Leave campaign has to answer.”
“There are two million British citizens living in European Union countries.”