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Exiting the EU: Government’s White Paper vs Expats’ Alternative White Paper

The Connexion, France’s English-Language Newspaper, reported on 2nd February, 2017 that:  “In a ‘White Paper’ on The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union, the government says: “We want to secure the status of EU citizens … 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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EU Referendum Bill – Next Key Date 28th October

The Committee Stage debate on the EU Referendum Bill begins in the House of Lords on the 28th October, 2015. This presents an opportunity for Peers to present and and debate an anticipated amendment to the Bill to extend the vote … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Euro-Scepticism and Aversion to Universal Benefits

The article below by Peter Hoskin links Work & Pensions Secretary Ian Duncan Smith’s attack on Winter Fuel Allowance (WFA) payments for British expat pensioners, to his known euro-scepticism and aversion to universal benefits: “Now, it’s not just a matter of … Continue reading

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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

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