ACTION FOR EXPAT VOTES

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ACTION FOR EXPAT VOTES

by Action for Expat Votes
Action for Expat Votes
We are a group of academics, professionals & UK citizens. British Citizens who have lived abroad for over 15 years have been denied a vote and may lose rights if Brexit goes ahead.
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Latest: Oct. 31, 2018

AT LAST : 26 NOVEMBER IS THE DATE.

Avocat Julien Fouchet has just been notified that the EU court hearing and decision will be on 26th November. It could be momentous.  

Thanks once again to all our donors and supporters fo...

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THIS COULD BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BREXIT LEGAL CHALLENGES TO DATE, NOW IN THE EU COURT IN LUXEMBOURG.

Millions of UK Citizens who have lived abroad for over 15 years were denied a vote on their future in the EU referendum. This is illegal under EU law.  Equal treatment among European citizens is a fundamental principle laid down in the European Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. 

Voting rights for all UK citizens regardless of time lived abroad were promised by David Cameron in 2015, and again by the May Government in October 2016, with the promise that they would be given prior to the next General Election. These promises remain unfulfilled.  

We are ACTION FOR EXPAT VOTES and we supported the first legal challenge in the EU Court in July 2017 on behalf of eleven representative appellants including unstoppable 96 year old WW2 war veteran Harry Shindler. 

 

The case had its first hearing before the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg on 5th July 2018, by a panel of no less than five judges which reflects the importance of the case as perceived in the legal corridors in Luxembourg. This is momentous.  The judges considered the detailed arguments over two hours and there was no immediate rejection, which is a very positive sign.  They are now carefully considering the arguments and the many legal issues involved and will announce a second hearing date, expected to be in early October 2018.

This challenge may confirm that the EU referendum result was not a constitutional decision, that since 'no decision means no notification ' Theresa May's Article 50 Notice is invalid, that the ‘Brexit’ process must be stopped, and another vote must be held which must include the estimated 3 million deprived Britons.

The case is led by French lawyer Julien Fouchet in Bordeaux. The first filing in 2017 on behalf of the 11 representative appellants was covered by fundraising of £10,000.  This is an appeal for further funds of £45,000 for this crucial stage.

PLEASE DONATE NOW - EVERY DONATION WILL HELP.  THIS COULD BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT LEGAL CHALLENGES TO DATE.

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Update 8

Action for Expat Votes

Oct. 31, 2018

AT LAST : 26 NOVEMBER IS THE DATE.

Avocat Julien Fouchet has just been notified that the EU court hearing and decision will be on 26th November. It could be momentous.  

Thanks once again to all our donors and supporters for helping this case get to its final hearing. It has been a long battle but we sincerely hope it will be worth it in the end.

Richard Bird, for the AFEV team.

Update 7

Action for Expat Votes

July 30, 2018

A further update August 2018

Case lawyer Julien Fouchet reports that the next hearing, due for October, will result in one of the following outcomes: 

a. Rejection of the case on grounds of inadmissibility.  He will then consider an appeal.  

b. Acceptance of the admissibility of the case, with a further hearing date set to hear more detailed argument.  

c. Acceptance, and a hearing on the spot, which will result in a judgment soon afterwards.  If it goes against us, he will consider an appeal.  If the judgment is favourable, it will be momentous.  

The case is reported on once again in the August edition of the Connexion newspaper.

WE ARE ALL OPTIMISTIC!  Thanks to all for the unfailing support, on behalf of Harry and the three million other Britons denied a vote.

Richard Bird, for the AFEV team.

Update 6

Action for Expat Votes

July 8, 2018

Update on the 5 July Hearing - published in Connexion

Julien Fouchet has given a detailed report on the hearing which has been published in the Connexion newspaper.  In brief: It went well, and a decision is expected in September.  We all remain very optimistic!

The full report is viewable at: https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/Brexit/French-lawyer-speaks-after-EU-court-case-hearing-to-stop-Brexit

Update 5

Action for Expat Votes

July 5, 2018

Update on the 5 July Hearing in Luxembourg



5 July.   This is a very brief preliminary update on today's court appearance.  The hearing lasted over two hours.  The five EU judges are duly considering the arguments presented and will announce a date for a decision. We have no idea yet how long. There was no outright refusal. That is a very positive sign.  A fuller report will come from Julien in the next few days.  He sounded pleased with the day.  It is good news so far!

It  should be noted that it is now far too late under EU court rules for the UK Government (or any other person) to request intervention in the case. The matter is entirely in the hands of the EU judges.  Let us hope they show more wisdom and better judgement than our politicians.


Our aim is to WIN this case.  And win it we will.


Update 4

Action for Expat Votes

July 3, 2018

780,000 UK voters excluded in the EU alone. 3 Million worldwide.

Harry Shindler fought for his country and our freedom. We are fighting for his rights.   And for the rights of 3 million others. 5th July in the EU court.


Update 3

Action for Expat Votes

July 1, 2018

Professor A C Grayling expresses support

Thank you Professor Grayling for your generous donation and your support

Update 2

Action for Expat Votes

June 29, 2018

A wonderful message of support from Liz Webster (Article 50 Challenge)

Sent out today by Liz Webster to all A50 supporters.

Update from Article 50 Challenge
 
ACTION REQUIRED!

Next week, on 5 July, five judges in the EU General Court will hear from a group of expats who were disenfranchised from voting in the 2016 referendum.

This case has the potential to force the UK to restart the Brexit process from scratch, and to vote again including those disenfranchised in June 2016.

Some say they are uncomfortable with any intervention from the EU, fearing it might inflame leavers.  Whilst this is a concern, we should not fear appeasing what is fundamentally wrong.  We signed up to certain values when we joined the EU over 40 years ago, but seemingly overnight we have descended into fear, muddled thinking, and very poor decisions.  As we witness the rise of populist extremism around the world, and the fixation of our main political leaders on ensuring Brexit happens regardless of the damage, we have a duty to explore every possible avenue to get back control.  

If this involves a further referendum on the deal, even if Leave were to win, it would at least give the country the opportunity to do things properly, instead of the current chaotic shambles.

Please help to fund and spread awareness of this crucial Brexit court case - the first to reach the European Courts.
https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/action-for-expat-votes/

In the meantime, the #A50challenge appeal was lodged with the court last week and we will write to you in full early next week with general information about our grounds. We expect to hear back from the Court of Appeal sometime in August.

Update 1

Action for Expat Votes

June 25, 2018

Over halfway there but we stilll need more funds.

Many thanks to all our wonderful donors and supporters.

A reminder: The case is not just about UK citizens abroad.  The EU court will consider these questions:

>  Can Theresa May take the UK out of Euratom?

> Was the EU referendum illegal? 

> Must there be a new vote?

> Is Article 50 reversible?

13 days to go. We need your help to reach the target by 5 July. Please share everywhere.

The goal is so close.  We must never give up!

Richard Bird

#EUsaveUK

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