Category Archives: Lack of Government respect

Neglect or Apathy of British Citizens Living Abroad?

With only some 30,000 registered to vote out of an estimated 5 – 6 million British citizens living abroad, the question is whether this is due to apathy or neglect. Neglect encourages apathy and the British government does not go … Continue reading

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Need to Change Political Attitudes to Overseas Voters.

Lord Lipsey in his BBC Radio 4 debate with Brian Cave came across as absolutely rigid in his opposition to UK voting rights for British Citizens resident overseas. This doesn’t seem so surprising now when reading the review of his … Continue reading

Posted in +5 million British Expats Abroad, Anomaly of Voteless Expat Brits in EU, EasyExpat Overview, Electoral Commission, Lack of Government respect, Lord Lexden Continues Challenge, Lord Lexden-Overseas Voter Discrimination, Low Turnout - Not No Vote, MPs concerned by nat/Internat. issues, Need to Change Political Attitudes, Outdated Objections to Voters Overseas, Re-Connecting with British Voters, Voting Rights | 3 Comments

Most Countries Operate a System of IER but not the UK!

Most democratic countries today operate a system of Individual Electoral Registration (IER) rather than the Household Electoral Registration (HER) still employed in the UK (see lines 7 – 8, page 3 of the article by Toby S James on “Introducing … Continue reading

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IER for Overseas Voters

One reason why registration rates for overseas voters are so low is illustrated by research below into Individual Electoral Registration (IER). A change to IER from their former and compulsary Householder Electoral Registration (HER), is already required of British citizens moving  abroad to … Continue reading

Posted in Electoral Commission, Expat Voter Registration, Global British Representation, Harry Shindler's Human Right to Vote, IER for Overseas Voters., Lack of Government respect, Older Generation More Impacted, Representation encourages overseas voters, UK vs French Parliament 2012, Voting Rights, Younger Generation Voters | 2 Comments

British Expats Out-Voted by French Counterparts.

The link below shows that over 40% of French overseas citizens voted out of more than one million registered in the recent French Presidential Elections of 2012. The UK then compares very badly with only some 30,000 British overseas citizens registered to … Continue reading

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More Representation Encourages More Overseas Voters

What happens when expatriates get the Vote – that is to say – Representation?   Is it so extraordinary that the Americans are following the French elections as they affect French residents abroad?  Bloomberg News  reports it in the link … Continue reading

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Global British Representation

In its 2010 report Global Brit: Making the most of the British Diaspora the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) challenges what it calls “some of the rather lazy and rather offensive assumptions that still exist about the nature and outlook ” … Continue reading

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