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Voting Rights Blog Statistics – Year 2012 in review

The statistical report below shows that this blog received a total of 5,400 views from visitors to the site during 2012. Visits during 2012 were received from a total of 71 countries, most from France but with the UK and … Continue reading

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Voting Rights: UK-Scots or EU-Brits

Referenda planned on Scottish independence or becoming increasingly likely on UK membership of the European Union (EU), pose some interesting questions on the voting rights of British citizens living in Scotland, the United Kingdom (UK) or within the EU. There … Continue reading

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Why No Cross-Party Consensus on 15-Year-Rule Reform?

Wayne David is Labour MP for Caerphilly and Shadow Minister for Political & Constitutional Reform. He’s challenged the government before over its proposed constituency boundary changes and plans for individual voter registration, the latter forming a key part of the parliamentary bill … Continue reading

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Why (You Should) Bother to Vote?

According to this article below (The X factor: the economics of voting) in The Economist of November 10th 2012, economists wonder why individuals turn out to vote at all in countries where it is not compulsory. ( In Australia where … Continue reading

Posted in +5 million British Expats Abroad, Benefits of Internet Voting, Brain Drain Voting Link, Democracy in Terminal Decline, Diaspora is National Resource, Every vote counts, Expat Voter Registration, Low Turnouts: both UK & US, Voting Rights, Why bother to vote | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Keep Voting Link with “Brain Drain”

Nine out of ten of the 149,000 British citizens who emigrated from the UK last year were of working age and up to 8000 were pensioners, all adding to the estimated 5 million or more living overseas. Of particular concern … Continue reading

Posted in +5 million British Expats Abroad, Benefits of Internet Voting, Brain Drain Voting Link, Diaspora is National Resource, Expat Voter Registration, Exporting for Britain, French Inspire 1 million Overseas Voters, Low Turnouts: both UK & US, MPs concerned by nat/Internat. issues, Need to Change Political Attitudes, Outdated Objections to Voters Overseas, Re-Connecting with British Voters, Voting Rights | Tagged , , | 1 Comment