Category Archives: Military Covenant

Harry Shindler vs the United Kingdom

Watch this entertaining video on YouTube of old soldier Harry Shindler, a long time resident in Italy. He is talking about his experiences as a British soldier in WWII and his long, on-going struggle with the British government to regain the right … 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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No Time Limit on Expat Voting Rights!

We think that there should be no time limit set on the rights of British expatriates to vote from abroad. Since the mid-1980s when voting rights were first extended to British expats but only initially for up to 5 years non-resident in the … 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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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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