Category Archives: Military Covenant

Liberal Democrats Call for Expat Brit Voting Rights

The Brussels & Europe Liberal Democrats have called  for the vote to be given back to all British citizens living abroad. [This complements the efforts of Lord Lexden who has already secured political support for an all-party inquiry on overseas … Continue reading

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World Expat Population

This interesting report on the world expatriate population identifies a British expat diaspora of 4.7 million. Given that for up to 15 years away a British citizen retains the right to register and vote from overseas, it is striking that … Continue reading

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Overseas Voters Are British Citizens Living Abroad.

British overseas voters are British citizens living abroad, according to the Electoral Commission’s website http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk. This states that: Every British citizen who has been registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years is eligible to vote in … Continue reading

Posted in Democratic Right to Vote, Electoral Commission, Harry Shindler vs UK, Harry Shindler's Human Right to Vote, London Olympics Security, Low Turnout - Not No Vote, Low Turnouts: both UK & US, Overseas Voter Turnout:UKvsUS, Overseas Voters are British Citizens | Leave a comment

London Olympics Security and the Military Covenant

On the British Military being again called upon in an emergency and taken from a BLOWER Comment cartoon July 13th in the Telegraph, with due acknowledgments to Rudyard Kipling: O it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that an “Tommy go away”, … Continue reading

Posted in European Court of Human Rights, Harry Shindler, Harry Shindler vs UK, Harry Shindler's Human Right to Vote, In Defence of the ECHR, London Olympics Security, Military Covenant, No Votes for Peers or Harry Shindler?, Voting Rights | Leave a comment

Exporting for Britain could lose you the vote!

If you work abroad and stay too long helping the British economy to grow through important export contracts, you could also lose your national right to vote if you spend more than 15 years overseas, and are not in government service … Continue reading

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Electoral Reform & Overseas Voter Registration

Below is an update on Conservative MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown’s progress in Parliament on 19th June and the important Clause 3 which seeks to remove the 15 year time limit on British overseas voters, to be debated 27th June, 2012. Highlighting the major difficulties with the … Continue reading

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No Vote for Peers or Harry Shindler?

The  ruling below by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)  in the case of Peers, could ironically be viewed as setting a favourable legal precedent for old soldier Harry Shindler, who currently has his voting rights case before this Strasbourg … Continue reading

Posted in Anomaly of Voteless Expat Brits in EU, European Court of Human Rights, Harry Shindler, Harry Shindler's Human Right to Vote, In Defence of the ECHR, Lord Lexden-Overseas Voter Discrimination, Military Covenant, No Votes for Peers or Harry Shindler?, Voting Rights | 5 Comments