Category Archives: Europe

European Citizens’ Initiative – Let Me Vote!

Imagine being a law-abiding EU citizen, living in the EU, and having no right to vote for the government whose decisions will impact on your daily life. European Citizens’ Initiative: Let me vote Subject matter: To strengthen the rights listed … Continue reading

Posted in All EU Brits Need Voice, Copenhagen Voting Recommendations, Democratic Right to Vote, EU Let Me Vote, Europe, European Court of Human Rights, Voting Rights, Voting Rights:UK-Scots or EU-Brits | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Voting Rights Petition to European Parliament

If there is a referendum on whether the UK  should leave the EU, then surely the British living in Europe should be able to vote? A Letter of Petition (see below) to the European Parliament has , therefore, been initiated by the … Continue reading

Posted in All EU Brits Need Voice, Anomaly of Voteless Expat Brits in EU, Democratic Right to Vote, Europe, European Court of Human Rights, In Defence of the ECHR, Voting Rights, Voting Rights:UK-Scots or EU-Brits | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Letter to Cabinet Office on EU Referendum Right to Vote

The following Freedom of Information request has been sent to the Cabinet Office, by Brian Cave a key member of our campaigning team: Dear Cabinet Office, Many British Citizens will have resided in mainland Europe for more than 15 years … Continue reading

Posted in All EU Brits Need Voice, Europe, Letter to Cabinet Office, Voting Rights, Voting Rights:UK-Scots or EU-Brits | 1 Comment

Why All British Citizens in EU Need a Voice

With a referendum on continuing British membership of the European Union(EU) becoming increasingly likely, where is the balancing voice in the debate from non-resident British citizens living within the EU in continental Europe, as Britain seems to sleepwalk to the exit? … Continue reading

Posted in All EU Brits Need Voice, Anomaly of Voteless Expat Brits in EU, Europe, European Court of Human Rights, Harry Shindler's Human Right to Vote, MPs concerned by nat/Internat. issues, Voting Rights | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Copenhagen Voting Rights Recommendations

The Copenhagen Conference recommendation below on European Union (EU) Voting Rights, doesn’t support the recent judgement in the High Court in London against British expatriate James Preston  currently living in Spain, that the 15-year-limit on his national voting rights is not an impediment … Continue reading

Posted in 15-Year Limit No Barrier, Case hits sand?, Copenhagen Voting Recommendations, Europe, European Court of Human Rights, Harry Shindler, Harry Shindler's Human Right to Vote, James Preston Case, Specific Expat MPs?, Voting Rights | Leave a comment

Anomaly of Disenfranchised British Overseas Voters in EU.

The anomaly of British expatriates losing their national  right to vote after 15 years resident within the European Union (EU), is illustrated by Anthony Pickles’ article in The Commentator below on how French expatriates resident in the UK will be represented in the French … Continue reading

Posted in 15-Year Limit No Barrier, Anomaly of Voteless Expat Brits in EU, Electoral Commission, Europe, European Court of Human Rights, French Expat Voters, Harry Shindler, Harry Shindler's Human Right to Vote, In Defence of the ECHR, Specific Expat MPs?, Voting Rights | Leave a comment

Judgement that 15-year Limit on Voting Rights is No Barrier to Free Movement within the European Union

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/9112895/James-Preston-denied-appeal-over-expat-voting-decision.html A British expat whose attempt to force the Government to give him the right to vote in elections was recently overthrown by judges has been refused permission to appeal http://www.votes-for-expat-brits.com Many expats think it is unfair they lose their … Continue reading

Posted in 15-Year Limit No Barrier, Europe, James Preston Case, Voting Rights | 1 Comment