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Category Archives: In Defence of the ECHR
Harry Shindler takes Voting Rights Campaign to European Commission in Brussels
Here’s veteran British voting rights campaigner Harry Shindler being received in Brussels on 5th September, 2013 by Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoDetails.cfm?sitelang=en&ref=023878#0 Margaret Hales who attended today’s meeting has … Continue reading
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
Voting Rights Petition to European Parliament
If there is a referendum on whether the UK should leave the EU, then surely the British living in Europe should be able to vote? A Letter of Petition (see below) to the European Parliament has , therefore, been initiated by the … 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
No Vote for Peers or Harry Shindler?
The ruling below by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the case of Peers, could ironically be viewed as setting a favourable legal precedent for old soldier Harry Shindler, who currently has his voting rights case before this Strasbourg … Continue reading
No Time Limit on Expat Voting Rights!
We think that there should be no time limit set on the rights of British expatriates to vote from abroad. Since the mid-1980s when voting rights were first extended to British expats but only initially for up to 5 years non-resident in the … Continue reading
Older Voters More Impacted by 15-Year-Limit on their Voting Rights
British political parties usually take good care of the older generation with 94% of those aged 65 or more registered to vote, compared e.g. with only 56% of 19-24 year olds, hence the recent furore over the “Granny tax” in … Continue reading
Re-Connecting with British Voters.
Reconnecting with British Overseas Voters on http://www.votes-for-expat-brits.com Vote on-line in Support of Votes for All Expat Brits. Perhaps surprisingly for today’s generation, the then Mrs Thatcher, a grocer’s daughter, even when Prime Minister famously knew the price of everyday goods … Continue reading
Anomaly of Disenfranchised British Overseas Voters in EU.
The anomaly of British expatriates losing their national right to vote after 15 years resident within the European Union (EU), is illustrated by Anthony Pickles’ article in The Commentator below on how French expatriates resident in the UK will be represented in the French … Continue reading
In defence of Harry Shindler and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)
The next judgment in the Harry Shindler voting rights claim, remains under consideration by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the latter a respected European institution which has been widely attacked by British politicians of all parties as well … Continue reading