Category Archives: Expat pensioners’ rights

Euro-Scepticism and Aversion to Universal Benefits

The article below by Peter Hoskin links Work & Pensions Secretary Ian Duncan Smith’s attack on Winter Fuel Allowance (WFA) payments for British expat pensioners, to his known euro-scepticism and aversion to universal benefits: “Now, it’s not just a matter of … Continue reading

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UK vs French Parliament 2012

454,901 expatriate French have voted  worldwide for their President and soon for deputies to their Assembly in Paris  – <see left << The red is where François Hollande was supported (46.93%). Blue – Sarkozy (53.05%) And if this had been … Continue reading

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Older Voters More Impacted by 15-Year-Limit on their Voting Rights

British political parties usually take good care of the older generation with 94% of those aged 65 or more registered to vote, compared e.g. with only 56% of 19-24 year olds, hence the recent furore over the “Granny tax” in … Continue reading

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Re-Connecting with British Voters.

Reconnecting with British Overseas Voters on http://www.votes-for-expat-brits.com Vote on-line in Support of Votes for All Expat Brits. Perhaps surprisingly for today’s generation, the then Mrs Thatcher, a grocer’s daughter, even when Prime Minister famously knew the price of everyday goods … Continue reading

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Specific MPs to Represent British Expats?

Radio 4, The Today programme: British expat Brian Cave and Labour peer, Lord Lipsey discuss whether it is time the UK followed the French example of having MPs specifically to represent expatriates. http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9668000/9668360.stm   At the end, the interviewer summed … Continue reading

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A Doomsday Scenario?

If you will excuse my taking on the role of the prophet Cassandra, the Euro-land agreement struck in Brussels on December 8th 2011 could presage an exceedingly uncomfortable time for British expatriates in the European Union.  The scenario unfolded below … Continue reading

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Lack of Expat Political representation.

What the lack of correct political representation is costing expat Brits in their pockets! The Determination of International Laws.The international laws which               affect all expatriates are discussed, agreed to, and signed by the British              Government in the name of all … Continue reading

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