Category Archives: Exporting for Britain

Conservative Manifesto 2015 Commitment to end 15-year-rule for Overseas Voters

Here at least is a clear commitment to end the 15 year rule on overseas voters in the Conservative Party Manifesto 2015: “We will complete the electoral register, by working to include more of the five million Britons who live … Continue reading

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Lesson from Younger Generation in Votes for Brits Abroad?

The younger generation of British citizens has traditionally a much lower turnout rate in national elections compared with the older generation and the major parties need to find new ways e.g. via social networks, of engaging them more fully in … 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 Expats also Contribute to the UK Economy

Despite what some politicians might suggest in denying them the vote, many British expats not only contribute to the UK economy via the taxes they continue to pay on eg their public sector pensions or the local council tax, energy, … Continue reading

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Keep Voting Link with “Brain Drain”

Nine out of ten of the 149,000 British citizens who emigrated from the UK last year were of working age and up to 8000 were pensioners, all adding to the estimated 5 million or more living overseas. Of particular concern … Continue reading

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Global Citizens

A comment received from Nicholas Kent Newman in response to the previous post on the “Neglect or Apathy of British Citizens Living Abroad” drew attention to the “I’m all right Jack, pull up the ladder” attitude “which will last until for … 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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