End of the line

Expats disenfranchised as court rules against long-term emigrants over 15-year rule

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Expats Harry Shindler and lawyer Jacquelyn MacLennan have failed in their bid to challenge the UK government's 15-year rule over voting rights

By Dave Jones

UP to two million expats will not be able to vote in the all-important EU referendum following a ruling by the Supreme Court in London this week.

Judges upheld earlier decisions of the High Court and Court of Appeal against 95-year-old war veteran Harry Shindler and lawyer Jacquelyn MacLennan who were challenging notorious legislation which bans Britons who have lived outside the UK for over 15 years from voting.

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