Category Archives: Queens Speech: Expat Votes for Life

Expat Brits retain interest in UK Politics.

Despite its problems with Brexit, let’s hope the British government presses on with the “Votes for Life” bill to remove the 15-year-limit which deprives British citizens living overseas of their right to vote. Giorgio Greening who was 16 when she … Continue reading

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EU Referendum Bill Commons Defeat Not Encouraging

The Conservative government’s wafer-thin majority in the Commons allows its “Eurosceptic tail to wag the dog” where the current EU Referendum Bill is concerned, and is not encouraging for those hoping to include the expatriate Votes for Life Bill within the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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