Tag Archives: 15-year-rule

Expat Brits retain interest in UK Politics.

Despite its problems with Brexit, let’s hope the British government presses on with the “Votes for Life” bill to remove the 15-year-limit which deprives British citizens living overseas of their right to vote. Giorgio Greening who was 16 when she … Continue reading

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Brexit: Reciprocal Rights for EU-Resident Expat Brits and UK-Resident EU Citizens.

The current response from the European Commission does not foresee any negotiation of reciprocal agreements protecting the rights of EU citizens already legally resident within the UK, and those for expat Brits similarly living and working within other EU member … Continue reading

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15-Year-Rule badly affects Expat Brits, particularly those impacted by EU Referendum Result.

Let’s hope that the British government is not so diverted by Brexit that its planned  “Votes for Life” bill, which will remove the 15-year-limit on our voting rights, fails to become law within the 5-year term of the current parliament … Continue reading

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The Brexit Problem for a British Expatriate & Ex-Serviceman

This comment recently posted on our sign-up poll , sums up the impact of the 15-year-rule  on a British expatriate & ex-serviceman, particularly the Brexit consequences of  the EU referendum in which he had no say but has to live with the … Continue reading

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Worst feature of EU Referendum for British Expat!

Extracted from an article “The EU Referendum Decision” by Robin Baker, a British expat living in Paris: “However for me, and I must confess that as an expatriate I am biased in this respect, the worst feature of the referendum … Continue reading

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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 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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Reflections on Brexit – 3. A Question of Sovereignty

In the third of his three articles Reflexions on Brexit – 3. A Question of Sovereignty, Michael Carberry writes that: “The exit camp seemed to be the ones with the big ideas  – in particular that by leaving Britain would “regain … Continue reading

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