Category Archives: Anomaly of Voteless Expat Brits in EU

Boris Johnson Urges British Expats to Register to Vote!

London Mayor Boris Johnson in Singapore urging British expatriates to register to vote on http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote . (With thanks to Colin Blackwell for the photograph.) With only an estimated 1% of British expatriates actually registered to vote ( 20,000 – 30,000  … Continue reading

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Lack of British Overseas Voter Engagement

The House of Commons Committee Report below on Voter Engagement in the UK concludes the section on Overseas Voters ( pages 39 – 42 ) with the following recommendation (page 42): “We expect to see a comprehensive plan from the … Continue reading

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Four reasons to vote to stay in EU.

This  Mirror Online article by journalist Sophie Warnes provides four compelling reasons why we should stay in the European Union (EU). If you are a British expatriate citizen resident within the EU a British exit will certainly impact you,  and … Continue reading

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Brits Abroad: Get Your Voice heard!

To make sure that you can vote on 7th May, 2015 in the next General Election,  you can register on-line to vote now on http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. We British expats often feel neglected by our home country. We’re proud to be British, we have … Continue reading

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Lack of British Expatriate Voter Engagement in the UK

War veteran Harry Shindler, who has been campaigning for many years to abolish the “15-year rule” which blocks millions of Britons overseas from voting in UK elections, has been left disappointed by a letter from Downing Street. “He  hoped that with support from … Continue reading

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Time for British expats in Europe to register to vote?

The most negative trend identified in this expatriate quality of life study featured in The Telegraph – Top 12 countries where British expats say they are wealthiest and healthiest – concerns Europe: “Austerity measures and fears over job security were prompting 63pc of British expats … Continue reading

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Wasted opportunity from 5 million Britons Abroad

This article below in The Economist doesn’t adhere to some popular prejudices about Britons abroad : “Some 5m Britons live abroad. The country could do far more to exploit its high-flying expats.” The Economist, August 9th 2014: The British diaspora … Continue reading

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