People campaigning for UK expat’s rights whilst living outside of the UK, myself included, believe that it has become official policy of the British Government to discriminate against such people whether they are retired pensioners
or youngsters living and working abroad.
In a Britain where politics are turning uglier by the minute and the politics of envy are being used to attract votes for a forthcoming election, no Expat is immune from these onslaughts
and too few in parliament are strong enough to rule their usage out.
At the best of times ‘Discrimination’ is a dirty word and considerable legislation has rightly been passed to protect people from racial, sex,
religious and other forms of discrimination both throughout Europe and in the UK of its own volition.
Nothing can be more hypocritical than a government that preaches equality for all, to foreign governments yet openly uses
discrimination itself as a means of attracting votes for a forthcoming election in order to gain or retain power for the select few.
Sadly, my country of origin is doing just that in its war on UK expats living throughout the
world in general and in Europe in particular. The British Government in a show of strength to the EU uses the politics of envy to secure votes from some of the most undesirable suspects by bullying its own citizens living abroad.
are over 5,000,000 expats from the UK living and working or retired in different parts of the world with a sizeable proportion of them within the European Union. They are breaking no rules in doing so. Many are paying tax to the UK, or have families, property,
etc. there but the British Government is treating them as Social Outcasts to amuse their new ‘strain’ of voters.
How is the British Government practicing discrimination?
by disenfranchising these people from the right to vote in their native land after they have been ‘away’ for 15 years.
They discriminate by removing the Winter Fuel Allowance from expat Pensioners using dodgy data
that has been ‘fiddled’ with to try to justify their appalling behaviour.
They are planning to upset the balance of reciprocal payments between European governments on Health Care, thereby forcing elderly people
to seek private medical insurance to part pay the costs of the ‘free’ health care that they worked for all their lives and paid for too. That is discrimination.
Next, they will probably change the lock on the door
to stop UK citizens ever being able to live or resettle in Britain.
In short, they are treating British Citizens more harshly than economic immigrants and illegals in the UK and this is out of unjustified resentment.
Every man, woman and child in the UK should be aware that although this might not affect you directly now – there may well come a time when it does.
Fortunately, we have friends in the EU who are
challenging Britain’s attitude on these matters and some friends within the British Parliament too and though they are currently ‘the few’, their views are getting heard.
Below you will see a copy of correspondence
from the BCC in France addressed to the European Parliament. I will keep readers up to date with anything that follows.
In the meantime please sign our petitions to help in this campaign for fairness and freedom.
Campaigner for UK Expats Rights.
Subject: Submission by the British Community Committee of France (BCC) to the Committee for Petitions, Brussels
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 12:10:20
Good afternoon Colleagues
Further to the meeting which was held on Monday 20th January 2014,
I have pleasure in attaching copies of submission submitted to the European Parliament Committee for Petitions by the British Community Committee of France; http://www.britishinfrance.com/ dated
7th March 2013 and the response received dated 6th January 2014.
Christopher Chantrey on benhalf of the BCC confirmed:-
The BCC resolved at its quarterly meeting on 22nd January 2014 to
submit a further, but more simply worded petition to the European Parliament, calling on it to adopt the principle that no Member State should discriminate against its own citizens on grounds of residence in
another Member State.
Any such discrimination clearly goes against the founding EU principle of free movement and should therefore be made explicitly unlawful.
Voting rights for expats and other matters such as discriminatory pensions, family alowances arrangements, WFP etc, come under this broad principle.