Category Archives: Harry Shindler vs UK

Harry Shindler is Appealing!

Whatever they say about expat Harry Shindler, this 91-year-old, WWII veteran remains a fighter and highly appealing to the BBC, which has again interviewed him here on his ongoing campaign to regain his right to vote in UK elections. You can … Continue reading

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Liberal Democrats Call for Expat Brit Voting Rights

The Brussels & Europe Liberal Democrats have called  for the vote to be given back to all British citizens living abroad. [This complements the efforts of Lord Lexden who has already secured political support for an all-party inquiry on overseas … Continue reading

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Lord Lexden: Reasons Why Should Remove 15-Year-Limit..

Lord Lexden set out in full the reasons why all British citizens living overseas should have the right to vote in British elections when the House of Lords debated his amendments to the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill on January … Continue reading

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Voting Rights Blog Statistics – Year 2012 in review

The statistical report below shows that this blog received a total of 5,400 views from visitors to the site during 2012. Visits during 2012 were received from a total of 71 countries, most from France but with the UK and … Continue reading

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Overseas Voters Are British Citizens Living Abroad.

British overseas voters are British citizens living abroad, according to the Electoral Commission’s website http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk. This states that: Every British citizen who has been registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years is eligible to vote in … Continue reading

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The Democratic Right to Vote

It doesn’t seem very democratic of the UK to deprive British citizens of their national right to vote after 15 years overseas, when other democratic countries such as the US, France , Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal etc. don’t. This … 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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British Overseas Still Denied Vote and Yet British Democracy in Terminal Decline!

British citizens resident overseas wanting to vote are still denied such rights after 15 years abroad and yet British democracy is in terminal decline, as Corporate power,  unrepresentative politicians and apathetic voters leave the UK ‘increasingly unstable’, says study. Surely this … Continue reading

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Exporting for Britain could lose you the vote!

If you work abroad and stay too long helping the British economy to grow through important export contracts, you could also lose your national right to vote if you spend more than 15 years overseas, and are not in government service … Continue reading

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