British citizens living in EU countries should be guaranteed full voting rights

As a British citizen who currently lives in another EU country I was dismayed to see that my right to vote in a British general election has been revoked. As I am not allowed to vote in a general election in my host country I have effectively been denied the right to vote in any national election.

It can be argued that as I am living away from Britain I should have no say in what happens there. But my host country, where I pay taxes, also says that I have no right to vote as I am not a citizen.

It can also be argued that I should take up citizenship of my host country. But why? The EU guarantees the right to move and reside freely within member states, not that I should change my citizenship each time I move countries. It should also not be forgotten that my right to vote in a British general election has been revoked by the British government, not the EU. Apparently, British citizens are penalised by their own government for believing in free movement within the EU.

I realize that any British government will see no political advantage in supporting this. After all, those who would complain are those who have had their vote taken away from them and are therefore, almost by definition, irrelevant to any political party.

British citizens should have the guaranteed right to vote, no matter where they live.

Why is this idea important?

As a British citizen who currently lives in another EU country I was dismayed to see that my right to vote in a British general election has been revoked. As I am not allowed to vote in a general election in my host country I have effectively been denied the right to vote in any national election.

It can be argued that as I am living away from Britain I should have no say in what happens there. But my host country, where I pay taxes, also says that I have no right to vote as I am not a citizen.

It can also be argued that I should take up citizenship of my host country. But why? The EU guarantees the right to move and reside freely within member states, not that I should change my citizenship each time I move countries. It should also not be forgotten that my right to vote in a British general election has been revoked by the British government, not the EU. Apparently, British citizens are penalised by their own government for believing in free movement within the EU.

I realize that any British government will see no political advantage in supporting this. After all, those who would complain are those who have had their vote taken away from them and are therefore, almost by definition, irrelevant to any political party.

British citizens should have the guaranteed right to vote, no matter where they live.

Supreme Court judges to put on YouTube their definition of “reasonable”

Supreme Court judges to each put on YouTube their definition of "reasonable" in the form of a short lecture understandable by some one who has received a secondary education.

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Supreme Court judges to each put on YouTube their definition of "reasonable" in the form of a short lecture understandable by some one who has received a secondary education.

Government Web Servers to have sufficient capacity to allow free speech

Any Government website should have enough capacity to be useable – particularly when asking for public contributions.  Thus they should not time out, they should serve pages within say 1 second on a reasonable broadband connection and they should not serve up error messages such as "

Error 503 Service Unavailable

Service Unavailable"

or

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Why is this idea important?

Any Government website should have enough capacity to be useable – particularly when asking for public contributions.  Thus they should not time out, they should serve pages within say 1 second on a reasonable broadband connection and they should not serve up error messages such as "

Error 503 Service Unavailable

Service Unavailable"

or

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