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  • ross1948 14:38 on March 10, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 15-year-rule,   

    About Time! Overseas Brits To Regain Their Rights? 

    About time!

    I don’t know how many of my fellow-expats here in the Tropics have been unfairly denied their right to vote by Tony B.Liar’s lousy legislation, which arbitrarily robbed expats of their rights if they worked or lived abroad for more than 15 years.
    Unlike Brits resident in the EUSSR, Brits here have not organised to fight to regain the franchise.
    The injustice still rankles, of course, but few, as far as I know, took the bizarre decision taken by many of their Continental counterparts, to seek nationality of the land they live in.


    I love Indonesia and am very happy to live here.

    But my allegiance, like that of all my known ancestors, is to the Crown  – and that will never change.


    How my offspring may feel is not for me to say, but if the Queen’s successors behave in ways that devalue Britain’s values…

    Bollocks, Prince William! Stuff ‘Diversity!’ 

    …who knows?

    The new plans will come as part of the Electoral Integrity Bill, which will be introduced to MPs in the next few months.

    No firm date has been set for when the new rules will come in yet, but it’s expected to be in place for the 2023 May elections



  • ross1948 18:28 on April 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 15-year-rule, , , , , , James McGroroy, overseas voting, ,   

    UK Expats Are NOT All Europhiliac – And ‘Abroad’ Reaches Further Than Brussels. 

    …with over two months to go until the referendum date, 94 percent had already made up their minds, 67 percent were firmly in the ‘Remain’ camp, while 28 percent were planning to vote ‘Leave’.

    That’s The Local, talking about their survey of UK expats IN EUSSR countries. Nowhere else! But get the spin…no, not spin, the bare-faced lie…spewed out by the Europhiliacs.

    James McGrory, Chief Campaign Spokesman of Britain Stronger In Europe, said: “This survey shows the overwhelming consensus among Brits living abroad for remaining in Europe.




    Where the HELL are any facts, statistics, polls, to justify that blow-hard’s boast? Or does he really think that ‘abroad’ and ‘under Brussels control’ are synonymous.

    Memo to McGrory – they’re not! 

    Nobody here in Jakarta has surveyed any Brit I know. And I know quite a few, some of whom will vote against Brussels rule, others who are content to see the UK as a subject state.

    As far as I know, there are FAR more expat voters – and many born-and-bred Brits denied a vote by Camoron’s betrayal of his campaign promise to repeal the ’15-year-absence’ clause…




    …. in non-European countries than within the EUSSR.  There are thousands here in South East Asia, hundreds of thousands in Oz and NZ and Canada and the USA, and many more in Africa and Latin America.

    What does McGrory know of their views?

    To give due credit to The Local, they did offer some individual opinions, and I liked this one so much I add it now for readers to savour. 

    “Remember those three-legged races at school? You would run 50 yards until the rope practically burned your leg off, and you collapsed in a heap,” he said.

    “Well now imagine 28 countries with their legs tied together each trying to run in their own direction. The rope is frayed, as the bullies pull here and there and the young kids are getting trampled on. So is Brexit the answer? Possibly. I love Europeans – I went to school with them – That’s why I think maybe we should save them from the EU.”


    EUSSR red

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