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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

British Expat denied appeal over expat voting decision.

The Telegraph newspaper reports that James Preston's, a British expat, attempt to force the Government to give him the right to vote in elections was recently overthrown by judges has been refused permission to appeal.

He went to the High Court last year to challenge the ban on Britons voting after they have lived abroad for 15 years. He argued that the time limit was an infringement of his rights under EU law to move to other member states without discrimination, but the case was summarily dismissed in December. He then lodged permission to take the case to the Court of Appeal, but was informed last week this application has been denied.

 Read the full article here: James Preston denied appeal over expat voting decision - Telegraph.

This is a blow for many of us who continue to have to pay taxes in the UK but choose to live outside the UK for what ever reason. Shouldn't it be 'No taxation without representation'?

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