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Old 06.10.2018, 18:49
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Re: Brexit too hot a subject for discussion now ?

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Actually for Brexit it was British residents with Irish, Australian, Belize, Canadian etc nationality. British citizens not resident for 15 years (lots of EFers) were denied the vote. EU nationals (except Cypriotes, Maltese and Irish) résident in the UK were also denied the vote regardless of their tenure.

What is fair about that?
I know 3 people living in Switzerland who were not eligible to vote in the EU Referendum, but who still received voting papers and voted leave. Personally, I received 2 sets of voting papers, but immediately informed one of the voting offices of their error, and only voted once.

The exact criteria for eligibility were...

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British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens aged 18 or over who are resident in the UK or Gibraltar will be eligible to vote. UK citizens resident overseas will also be eligible to vote, provided they have been registered to vote at a UK address in the last 15 years.
https://www.gov.uk/government/topica...ferendum/about
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