Could the electorate in Britain cast one and a half million adrift in Europe? Will Britain drift away from Europe?
The majority of the 1.5 million Britons in continental Europe will not be able to vote in any in/out Europe referendum mounted in Britain. If they could vote they could well ensure that Britain stays in Europe.
If they can’t vote then the electors only in Britain could vote Britain out of Europe.
David Cameron wants a Referendum in 2017 if he is re-elected.
Adam Afriyie, MP for Windsor has tabled an amendment to the Referendum Bill currently before Parliament. If he succeeds then this referendum will take place next year in 2014 and the chances of those Britons in Europe having any say at all just about vanish.
If you believe that this is anti-democratic and that Britons in Europe should be allowed to vote then add your name to this PETITION.
Oddly, the Bill would give special dispensation for members of the House of Lords to vote - but no consideration at all for the disenfranchised Britons abroad.