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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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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: EU-Resident British Expats React to Exclusion!

Harry Shindler and other impacted EU-resident British expatriate citizens who are currently excluded by the 15-year-rule from voting in UK general elections, are quite rightly concerned (see the sample below of recent comments received) at not being able to vote in the … Continue reading

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Harry Shindler: If EU Referendum is not right time to remove 15-year-rule why not?

Harry Shindler was yesterday 25th May on the BBC Radio 4 PM programme, arguing the case for now extending the right to vote in the upcoming EU referendum to all British citizens abroad. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05vx637 In challenging manner and quoting his exchange of … Continue reading

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