Voting from overseas.

It is impossible to vote from overseas under the present restrictions that only allow voting papers to be sent out 10 days before the election date.

Living in Australia it takes 4/5 days to get here and the same to return!

I don`t want to appoint a proxy – why should I – so please consider a change which surely is not difficult, if there is a will.

I propose that voting papers be sent out, for those overseas, a month before the election date.

An alternative is to allow time for the return of the votes and not declare results for say 2 weeks after the election!

We should not be dis-enfranchised.

Astley22.

Why is this idea important?

It is impossible to vote from overseas under the present restrictions that only allow voting papers to be sent out 10 days before the election date.

Living in Australia it takes 4/5 days to get here and the same to return!

I don`t want to appoint a proxy – why should I – so please consider a change which surely is not difficult, if there is a will.

I propose that voting papers be sent out, for those overseas, a month before the election date.

An alternative is to allow time for the return of the votes and not declare results for say 2 weeks after the election!

We should not be dis-enfranchised.

Astley22.

Tax on foreign owned UK properties

Currently overseas resident individuals can buy and sell UK properties and avoid UK tax.

It is possible for them to avoid stamp duty when they buy them (by using overseas structures) and they are not subject to capital gains tax when they sell even if it is not their main residence.

The tax laws should be changed to:

a) make it impossible to avoid stamp duty on acquisition

b) make the sale of UK real estate subject to CGT even for non residents (like in Australia). If the individual owns no other worldwide property then the principle private exemption could apply.

Why is this idea important?

Currently overseas resident individuals can buy and sell UK properties and avoid UK tax.

It is possible for them to avoid stamp duty when they buy them (by using overseas structures) and they are not subject to capital gains tax when they sell even if it is not their main residence.

The tax laws should be changed to:

a) make it impossible to avoid stamp duty on acquisition

b) make the sale of UK real estate subject to CGT even for non residents (like in Australia). If the individual owns no other worldwide property then the principle private exemption could apply.

Civil Liberties & Human Rights in Overseas Territories

With regard to the United Kingdom's occupation in overseas territories, civil liberties and human rights violations must be reviewed and dealt with immediately. 

In the Turks and Caicos Islands, many citizens question the UK agenda there.  The UK took all governance of the islands last August 2009 without any consult or vote from even the UK MPs, merely the FCO.  It came to Turks & Caicos and took all democracy and civil liberties from the people, including the right to jury trials, elections, self determination and to this date has been unable to prove any of the accused corruption.

The UK invaded the autonomous local government and took over all finances, yet brought no money for this transition costing the people millions.  This is just one example of the mad lack of planning of the FCO.

Now, the people suffer under land confiscations and threats of retaliation by accusations of crimes if they speak out against the UK installed government. 

Please review the matter there and make certain that freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and other basic civil rights are assessed and upheld.  Growing racial tensions and marginalization of the local people are creating a hostile country.  The more the people speak out, the greater are UK's threats.  The special prosecutor Helen Garlick of the UK has been there for nearly a year and keeps promising that many people will be prosecuted but will not say whom will be targeted.  She continues to ask for the public's help to find corrupt people which is ordinarily appropriate, but with the taking of the local judiciary this creates a police state where a prosecutor can target anyone without democratic intervention. 

Rumors on behalf of the UK through a propaganda site, TCI Journal, continue to threaten anyone who is speaking out, that they will be on Ms. Garlick's list of offenders.  You can see the civil rights violations when you look at it from the eyes of the people, the UK is threatening prosecution of anyone who speaks out or assembles.  There are other rumors that Ms. Garlick is ready to serve 90 or so protective order enjoining anyone, including the press, of speaking out on this matter.

The governor Gordon Wetherell stands with (literally)  Ms. Garlick during her speeches of retribution putting himself in a conflict of interest.  He is to be representing the people.  Yet, he separates not any governmental powers and has thus created a dictatorship/police state.

This is a terrifying time for the people. 

Why is this idea important?

With regard to the United Kingdom's occupation in overseas territories, civil liberties and human rights violations must be reviewed and dealt with immediately. 

In the Turks and Caicos Islands, many citizens question the UK agenda there.  The UK took all governance of the islands last August 2009 without any consult or vote from even the UK MPs, merely the FCO.  It came to Turks & Caicos and took all democracy and civil liberties from the people, including the right to jury trials, elections, self determination and to this date has been unable to prove any of the accused corruption.

The UK invaded the autonomous local government and took over all finances, yet brought no money for this transition costing the people millions.  This is just one example of the mad lack of planning of the FCO.

Now, the people suffer under land confiscations and threats of retaliation by accusations of crimes if they speak out against the UK installed government. 

Please review the matter there and make certain that freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and other basic civil rights are assessed and upheld.  Growing racial tensions and marginalization of the local people are creating a hostile country.  The more the people speak out, the greater are UK's threats.  The special prosecutor Helen Garlick of the UK has been there for nearly a year and keeps promising that many people will be prosecuted but will not say whom will be targeted.  She continues to ask for the public's help to find corrupt people which is ordinarily appropriate, but with the taking of the local judiciary this creates a police state where a prosecutor can target anyone without democratic intervention. 

Rumors on behalf of the UK through a propaganda site, TCI Journal, continue to threaten anyone who is speaking out, that they will be on Ms. Garlick's list of offenders.  You can see the civil rights violations when you look at it from the eyes of the people, the UK is threatening prosecution of anyone who speaks out or assembles.  There are other rumors that Ms. Garlick is ready to serve 90 or so protective order enjoining anyone, including the press, of speaking out on this matter.

The governor Gordon Wetherell stands with (literally)  Ms. Garlick during her speeches of retribution putting himself in a conflict of interest.  He is to be representing the people.  Yet, he separates not any governmental powers and has thus created a dictatorship/police state.

This is a terrifying time for the people. 

STOP MARRIAGES FROM ABROAD

I personally think you should stop allowing people to get married from abroad, the men from there abuse us girls and take advantage of us. All they come for to the UK is money. They dont think about us or they children. Many of the british citizens get married abroad and when the spouses come here they get indefinite stay or British passports and divorce them.  I think you should totally stop it or do the minimum age to 25. If people are not happy they can go back to they countries and stay there forever.

Why is this idea important?

I personally think you should stop allowing people to get married from abroad, the men from there abuse us girls and take advantage of us. All they come for to the UK is money. They dont think about us or they children. Many of the british citizens get married abroad and when the spouses come here they get indefinite stay or British passports and divorce them.  I think you should totally stop it or do the minimum age to 25. If people are not happy they can go back to they countries and stay there forever.