Category Archives: Voting Rights:UK-Scots or EU-Brits

British Expats: What happens to you if Britain leaves the EU?

Visit this recently established Expat Forum: What happens if Britain leaves the EU? and set up in response to growing concern within the British expatriate community of the consequences of a referendum on Britain’s future EU membership. If you are a … Continue reading

Posted in All EU Brits Need Voice, Anomaly of Voteless Expat Brits in EU, EU Let Me Vote, EU Support Expat Brits, Expats: what happens if Brexit?, Harry Shindler at EC Brussels, Main 2015 Election issues, Voting Rights, Voting Rights:UK-Scots or EU-Brits | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

British Government’s UK vs EU Balance of Competences Review

The current call for evidence on voting, consular and statistics  for the British government’s review of the balance of competences between the UK and the European Union, has drawn the response below from Catherine Piper (scroll down) , effectively a … Continue reading

Posted in All EU Brits Need Voice, Anomaly of Voteless Expat Brits in EU, Balance of Competences Review, European Court of Human Rights, Harry Shindler, Harry Shindler at EC Brussels, Harry Shindler's Human Right to Vote, Scottish Referendum Legal Challenge, Voting Rights, Voting Rights:UK-Scots or EU-Brits | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Too Few British Expatriates Register to Vote!

There is an assertion that some British citizens should not vote in the UK because as non-residents they do not contribute and do not have to live with the consequences. Too few British expatriates actually register to vote to challenge this prejudice or catch the attention … Continue reading

Posted in British Democracy in Action?, Expats Contribute to UK, Improving Expat Voter turnout, Scottish Referendum Legal Challenge, Too few register to vote!, Voting Rights:UK-Scots or EU-Brits | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

True British Democracy in Action, particularly for the Scots?

Mr Mark Magee has posted the commentary below challenging British democracy in action and particularly where changes to the Constitution are concerned: “Please share, like (eg on Facebook) and vote to campaign  for equality for all UK citizens to vote … Continue reading

Posted in All EU Brits Need Voice, British Democracy in Action?, Scottish Referendum Legal Challenge, Voting Rights:UK-Scots or EU-Brits | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Legal Challenge to Scottish Expats Being Denied Vote in Independence Referendum.

Scottish expats are currently being denied the right to vote in the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence on the 18th September, 2014  but there is a potential legal challenge that the First Minister Alex Salmond may have acted illegally. “Aidan … Continue reading

Posted in All EU Brits Need Voice, Anomaly of Voteless Expat Brits in EU, EU Support Expat Brits, Scottish Referendum Legal Challenge, Voting Rights, Voting Rights:UK-Scots or EU-Brits | Tagged , , , , | 13 Comments

British Expats are “Spectators to Democracy”

As British expatriates are we fairly represented in Westminster? The answer must be no given the historically low turnout rates (a maximum of only some 30,000 registered to vote out of 5 – 6 million), and political disenfranchisement anyway after … Continue reading

Posted in All EU Brits Need Voice, Anomaly of Voteless Expat Brits in EU, British Expat Spectators, Diaspora is National Resource, Expat Democracy: France vs UK, Lord Lexden: All-Party Inquiry, Low Turnout - Not No Vote, Low Turnouts: both UK & US, Older Generation More Impacted, Overseas Voter Turnout:UKvsUS, Voting Rights, Voting Rights:UK-Scots or EU-Brits, Why Low Expat Voting Rates | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

British Expats also Contribute to the UK Economy

Despite what some politicians might suggest in denying them the vote, many British expats not only contribute to the UK economy via the taxes they continue to pay on eg their public sector pensions or the local council tax, energy, … Continue reading

Posted in All EU Brits Need Voice, Diaspora is National Resource, Expats Contribute to UK, Exporting for Britain, Lord Lexden: Reasons to Remove 15 yr Limit, Outdated Objections to Voters Overseas, Voting Rights, Voting Rights:UK-Scots or EU-Brits | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment