Category Archives: All EU Brits Need Voice

British Expats: What happens to you if Britain leaves the EU?

Visit this recently established Expat Forum: What happens if Britain leaves the EU? and set up in response to growing concern within the British expatriate community of the consequences of a referendum on Britain’s future EU membership. If you are a … Continue reading

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Freedom of Movement for British Expats within the EU.

Why are British expatriate citizens living within the European Union (EU) still penalised by having their right to vote in UK national elections removed after 15 years abroad? The current pre-election furore in the UK over uncontrolled immigration could also … Continue reading

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Brits Abroad: Get Your Voice heard!

To make sure that you can vote on 7th May, 2015 in the next General Election,  you can register on-line to vote now on http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. We British expats often feel neglected by our home country. We’re proud to be British, we have … Continue reading

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Time for British expats in Europe to register to vote?

The most negative trend identified in this expatriate quality of life study featured in The Telegraph – Top 12 countries where British expats say they are wealthiest and healthiest – concerns Europe: “Austerity measures and fears over job security were prompting 63pc of British expats … Continue reading

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Financial Reasons for British Expats Registering to Vote

The  British government can freely float ideas on increasing the financial burden on its estimated  5 million expatriate citizens when so few are actually registered to vote. Shouldn’t you make sure that you will at least make your voice heard … 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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Two-to-One in Favour of Continued EU Membership!

Given the results of the YouGov survey for Prospect below in the lead up to the European Parliament elections, shouldn’t British expatriates already living in Europe be registering now for the 2015 general election and an increasingly likely EU referendum on … Continue reading

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