Category Archives: European Court of Human Rights

The Hard-Won-Easily-Lost Right to Vote.

The historically, hard-won right to vote in a democratic British society was not willingly conceded by the political class at the time, but equally can still be rather easily lost again through political calculation or neglect e.g. as in the case of the … Continue reading

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MPs should be concerned about national and international issues too.

Thanks to modern communications in today’s wired-up world, British citizens overseas, despite being disenfranchised after more than 15 years abroad, can remain informed on and concerned by, national and international issues impacting the UK. We would, therefore, agree with the argument of  Kerry McCarthy, the … Continue reading

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Being Disenfranchised Affects One’s Status as a British Citizen!

Responding to our continuing arguments against the current 15-year-limit on the voting rights of British citizens resident overseas, the latest letter from the Elections & Democracy Division of the Cabinet Office again explains (see the extracts below) that in this respect, being … Continue reading

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London Olympics Security and the Military Covenant

On the British Military being again called upon in an emergency and taken from a BLOWER Comment cartoon July 13th in the Telegraph, with due acknowledgments to Rudyard Kipling: O it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that an “Tommy go away”, … Continue reading

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No Vote for Peers or Harry Shindler?

The  ruling below by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)  in the case of Peers, could ironically be viewed as setting a favourable legal precedent for old soldier Harry Shindler, who currently has his voting rights case before this Strasbourg … Continue reading

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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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The Votes for Expat Brits Campaign

Erin writing in her EasyExpat.com blog on 4th May, has provided a good overview of our on-going campaign to remove the 15-year-limit on the rights of British overseas citizens to vote in UK national elections. http://easyexpat.blogexpat.com/blog/2012/05/04/the-votes-for-expat-brits-campaign

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