Category Archives: EU Ref. & Votes for Life Bills

Why All EU-Resident Expat Brits should have a Referendum Vote

Here’s an interesting article in The Connexion of August 2015 by Bob Lewis who is currently President of the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce in Paris. He argues that all British expatriates within the EU should have a vote in the … Continue reading

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Euro Weekly News: British Minister of State speaks on Expat EU referendum concerns

“What will happen if the UK decides to leave the European Union after the referendum, and where will it leave us expatriates?” Euro Weekly News put these questions to the Foreign Office, and Minister of State for International Development, the … Continue reading

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Electoral Commission: Improving the Overseas Voting Experience.

Based on feedback received, the Electoral Commission’s Report on the Administration of the 7th May 2015 General Election, proposes on page 6 how to improve the voting experience for overseas electors. Recommendation 5 (page 6): Improving access to the voting … Continue reading

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EU Referendum: UK Citizens Abroad – Counter Arguments

Read the full text here of the Response to Lord Lexden 060715 Question from the “Votes for expat Brits” campaign team, which addresses specifically the following issues raised by Peers when debating the EU Referendum Question: UK Citizens Abroad – Lord Lexden in House of Lords, 6th July 2015: … Continue reading

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EU Referendum Question: UK Citizens Abroad – Lord Lexden in House of Lords, 6th July 2015

The Government’s response to Lord Lexden’s question below provided no timetable for when the 15-year-limit on the voting rights of British citizens abroad might be removed and interventions by other Peers, whilst generally supportive, also raised questions on: whether the right … Continue reading

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EU Referendum: Questioning the Current Franchise.

This informed comment received from Frenchman Stephane Catelain sums up very well the key issues and raises the right questions concerning who is impacted and , therefore, who should be able to vote in the EU Referendum on Britain’s continuing membership … Continue reading

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EU Referendum Bill Committee Stage – Government’s “Votes for Life” Response

On June 18th in the House of Commons, at the EU Referendum Bill “Committee Stage” the following amendment was tabled by  Labour MPs  Mike Gapes & Keith Vaz and, given the government spokesman’s response (see below), this is not necessarily the end of … Continue reading

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EU Referendum and Votes for Life Bills.

The Second Reading of the European Union (EU) Referendum Bill 2015 – 16, takes place in the House of Commons on Tuesday 9th June 2015 and can be viewed live here. A parliamentary briefing paper provides information about the provisions in the … Continue reading

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