Tag Archives: Harry Shindler

Lack of British Expatriate Voter Engagement in the UK

War veteran Harry Shindler, who has been campaigning for many years to abolish the “15-year rule” which blocks millions of Britons overseas from voting in UK elections, has been left disappointed by a letter from Downing Street. “He  hoped that with support from … Continue reading

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Harry Shindler Voting Rights Letter to the Prime Minister

Writing below on 4th September, 2014 to Prime Minister David Cameron, under the letterhead of the Italy Star Association 1943 – 1945  as its long time representative in Italy, our charismatic Harry Shindler has proposed that the British government goes even … Continue reading

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Voting Rights Message to European Council

One message from Viviane Reding, EU Justice Commissioner, to the European Council meeting in a week’s time, is to focus on policies for people, particularly the small minority of EU member states (Cyprus, Denmark, Ireland,Malta and the United Kingdom) which … Continue reading

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Separate Constituencies for Overseas Voters?

Here are some thoughtful comments below from Frank Lowther following Harry Shindler’s recent interview with The Economist , to which the logical answer would be to have a separate constituency or constituencies for representation of the different requirements of British overseas voters. … Continue reading

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Harry Shindler Endorses Electoral Commission’s Overseas Voter Registration Campaign

Veteran, overseas-voting-rights campaigner Harry Shindler fully supports and endorses The Electoral Commission’s campaign , encouraging all British citizens now living in the other 27 EU member state countries to register and vote in next month’s European Parliament Elections:  “We British expat citizens, more than any other British citizens, … 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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Opportunity for Voting Rights Question in EC “Citizens’ Dialogue in Marseille”

Further to her 5th September, 2013  meeting at the European Commission (EC) in Brussels with veteran voting rights campaigner  Harry Shindler, there is another opportunity on the 14th of November, 2013 in a “Citizens’ Dialogue in Marseille” , for EU … 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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Liberal Democrats Call for Expat Brit Voting Rights

The Brussels & Europe Liberal Democrats have called  for the vote to be given back to all British citizens living abroad. [This complements the efforts of Lord Lexden who has already secured political support for an all-party inquiry on overseas … Continue reading

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Lord Lexden: Reasons Why Should Remove 15-Year-Limit..

Lord Lexden set out in full the reasons why all British citizens living overseas should have the right to vote in British elections when the House of Lords debated his amendments to the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill on January … Continue reading

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