Category Archives: Outdated Objections to Voters Overseas

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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More British expatriates should vote

There are many reasons why relatively few British expatriates ( some 20,000 – 30,000 out of an estimated 2 – 3 million still qualified) have registered as overseas voters in the past. These include a sense of detachment from the … Continue reading

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Some British Expatriates can still help to decide who runs the Country.

British expatriates constrained to participating in UK national elections either through postal or proxy vote, if not already excluded by the 15-year-limit, might feel some nostalgia for Peter Robin’s experience of being part of local civil society in his blog article “The pleasures … Continue reading

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Australia, US, Canada, Spain, France grant full overseas voting rights.

The purpose of the briefing note below by CReAM (Centre for Research & Analysis of Migration), is to inform the UK’s national discussion about immigration. Immigration is a key issue not only for British citizens in the UK but also concerns British expatriate … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg Defends the Importance of Voting (but not for British Expats)

Nick Clegg who thinks British expats should not be allowed to vote after 15 years abroad, is also defending the importance of voting in this article in The Telegraph Nick Clegg tells Paxman to stop ‘sneering’ and vote. Deputy Prime … Continue reading

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Expat Irish Show “Votes-for-expat-Brits” the way!

Exploiting the power of new communications technologies to gather the views and opinions of the worldwide Irish diaspora on national voting rights, Ireland has demonstrated that its own expatriates are not “detached” from their homeland but as Irish citizens want a say in … Continue reading

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Overseas Voters can currently be Ignored?

A sense of injustice can raise the temperature in the British expatriate community in France as “Readers reply on winter fuel row”  in The Connexion, France’s English-Language Newspaper! In determining that British expatriate pensioners resident within averagely “warmer” (than the … Continue reading

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