Published today in The Telegraph (Thursday 6th October, 2016):
“The Government is to announce on Friday that it will scrap the 15-year limit after which more than three million Britons living overseas lose their right to vote.”
“Following the British people’s decision to leave the EU, we now need to strengthen ties with countries around the world and show the UK is an outward-facing nation.
“Our expat community has an important role to play in helping Britain expand international trade, especially given two-thirds of expats live outside the EU.”
Here’s the link (with thanks to Dominic McGrath) to the related government overseas elector policy statement
Good, but a bit bloody late, isn’t it? What incredible hypocrisy!
Thank you for your link to the related official cabinet office release, Dominic.
This is the official cabinet office release: