Op-ed: Ex-pats have lost their legal challenge to their exclusion from the UK EU in / out referendum but vow to fight on.
They will have to get a move on as the referendum is scheduled for June 23.
It seems even ex-pats who have lived outside of the UK for many years feel they should have a say in the upcoming EU referendum.
The reason for exclusion is obviously as many are expected to be heavily biased in favour of the UK opting to stay a member of the EU
According to BBC News the legal challenge was launched by two Britons living abroad, World War Two veteran Harry Shindler, 94, who lives in Italy, and lawyer and Belgian resident Jacquelyn MacLennan.
This week they lost a High Court battle over the right to vote in June's EU referendum.
But only ex-pats who have been resident outside of the UK for more than 15 years are excluded.
Both argued that the EU referendum directly affected them although why Mr Shindler aged 94 is greatly concerned is not clear.
But age is not a factor in the EU referendum though it is safe to say the younger generations of the UK and the EU will bear the brunt of the vote in the coming years.
Will the BRemain and BRexit camps both going strong the EU referendum is still a tough one to call though gut instinct tells me the 'in' vote will win on the day.
As many people struggle deciding which way to vote British people are being bombarded with advice from at home and abroad. Some is fact based other self-serving.
One website that tries to offer true facts is Full Fact
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[Shindler and MacLennan's case] They asked the two judges to declare that Section 2 of the EU Referendum Act 2015, which established "the 15-year rule", unlawfully restricted their right to freedom of movement under EU law.
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