Category Archives: All EU Brits Need Voice

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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Voting Rights Message to European Council

One message from Viviane Reding, EU Justice Commissioner, to the European Council meeting in a week’s time, is to focus on policies for people, particularly the small minority of EU member states (Cyprus, Denmark, Ireland,Malta and the United Kingdom) which … Continue reading

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You can now register on-line as a British Overseas Voter!

Register to vote! Click on the British government link below to start the process and build the number of British citizens registered as overseas voters into a serious constituency size ( 70,000 – 100,000). https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote “Use this service to get … Continue reading

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Still many reasons why British expats should vote

Michael Cushing who regularly comments on these blog postings, quite rightly added the following comment to last week’s posting: “Why [just] state reason for continued interest in UK affairs = “expat who might return”? UK citizens overseas ( expats) I think … Continue reading

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Some British Expatriates can still help to decide who runs the Country.

British expatriates constrained to participating in UK national elections either through postal or proxy vote, if not already excluded by the 15-year-limit, might feel some nostalgia for Peter Robin’s experience of being part of local civil society in his blog article “The pleasures … Continue reading

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Australia, US, Canada, Spain, France grant full overseas voting rights.

The purpose of the briefing note below by CReAM (Centre for Research & Analysis of Migration), is to inform the UK’s national discussion about immigration. Immigration is a key issue not only for British citizens in the UK but also concerns British expatriate … Continue reading

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British Government’s UK vs EU Balance of Competences Review

The current call for evidence on voting, consular and statistics  for the British government’s review of the balance of competences between the UK and the European Union, has drawn the response below from Catherine Piper (scroll down) , effectively a … Continue reading

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