I'm puzzled why the current government, who rule only by the grace of a sometimes rather shaky agreement between parties, would not want to have a bigger pool of voters. The French quite clearly want to include their expat nationals. Would they not do better to keep everyone voting to counter the drop in the number of people who can be bothered to do so in the UK? Would it also not make sense to keep voters who are so passionate about being involved?
Many of you who know Expatsradio will also know that some team members are Dutch. It has long been a source of heated discussions that even after some 40 years in the UK, these members cannot vote in national elections despite having all their assets here. However, they can still vote in the Netherlands by post if necessary! Why should changing your nationality be an issue if you are an EU citizen? Do we not adhere to EU edicts wherever we live?
As another quirky fact, the Dutch Consul in our region is an Englishman!
Incidentally, what happens if you move your pension and all your assets abroad? No vote no tax, civil disobedience.....another can of worms?
Over to you.