Category Archives: Voting Rights

British Government Commitment on Expats’ “Vote for Life”.

Published today in The Telegraph (Thursday 6th October, 2016): “The Government is to announce on Friday that it will scrap the 15-year limit after which more than three million Britons living overseas lose their right to vote.” “Following the British … Continue reading

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British Expats’ “Right to Vote” in 2020 General Election

Quoting from an article in The Times of 24th September, 2016 Expats will be given a vote in the 2020 general election : “Millions more Britons living abroad will be entitled to vote in the next general election after Theresa May committed … Continue reading

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The aftermath of the Brexit vote – the verdict from a derided expert

In his last post as Director of LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance, John Van Reenen gives his verdict on the Brexit campaigns, the media, politicians, and being a derided expert. “The referendum was won on a drumbeat of anti-foreigner sentiment. It’s the same … Continue reading

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Reflections on Brexit – 4. The Rude Awakening!

Following the EU Referendum vote in favour of “Leave” and in the fourth of his Brexit articles – Reflections on Brexit 4 – The rude awakening – British expatriate Michael Carberry writes: “What could have caused such a debacle?” “Cameron … Continue reading

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The 15-year-limit on Overseas Voting Rights – following the EU Referendum.

Brian Cave, a lead campaigner in our “Votes for expat Brits” team, has received from the Cabinet Office the response below (to read the file it’s better to save and then rotate view) to his recent enquiry on overseas voting … Continue reading

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The Concerns of a British Expat Deprived of his Right to Vote in the EU Referendum.

This latest comment just received on our voting rights (sign-up) poll sums up the concerns of a lot of expat Brits, deprived of their right to vote and to make a difference in the recent EU Referendum: Sean Sullivan – 4 hours … Continue reading

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Slovakia’s EU Presidency: Brexit, divided Europe and an opportunity to restore the tarnished reputation

It appears from the article below by Frank Markovic of  European Public Affairs.eu, that the unexpected Brexit vote to leave has caught EU leaders as unprepared as the British government. This lack of provision for who will be negotiating with Britain on … Continue reading

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