Category Archives: Military Covenant

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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In defence of Harry Shindler and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

The next judgment in the Harry Shindler voting rights claim, remains under consideration by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the latter a respected European institution which has been widely attacked by British politicians of all parties as well … Continue reading

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Electoral Commission and the Military Vote

The Electoral Commission is making a major effort to ensure that as many as possible of those in the British armed forces serving overseas , are also registered to vote by the important deadline of April 18, 2012. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/9064186/Reminder-for-Armed-Forces-that-voting-registration-deadline-looms.html

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Harry Shindler’s Right to Vote Case – European Court of Human Rights

In his speech today (see Telegraph article below) to the Council of Europe  which the UK currently chairs, Prime Minister David Cameron is taking up what appears in certain sections of the press to be a popular cause with the British people, in … Continue reading

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Neglect of Under-Registration of Military and Overseas Voters

In the Opposition day Debate of Monday 16th January on Individual Electoral Registration, Stewart Jackson (MP for Peterborough) in the extract of his speech below, took issue with the under-registration over many years of military and overseas voters, who are … Continue reading

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On Remembrance Day

Thoughts from an expatriate – Brian Cave  – an expatriate who feels ignored and shelved by the Government of Britain on this most important day when all elderly Britons remember the homeland of their youth. Yes, I watched the remembrance … 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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Breach of Military Covenant

A comment received on our blog from J A Bosworth sums up how some ex-service people without the right to vote consider this a breach of the spirit of the Military Covenant. I have just watched the final ceremony at … Continue reading

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