No Brexit vote for Brit expats
BRITISH expats have lost their battle in the Supreme Court for the right to vote in the EU referendum.
The highest court in the land upheld decisions of both the High Court and Court of Appeal that no-one who has lived outside the UK for more than 15 years will be eligible to vote on June 23.
The test case ruling was a defeat for solicitor Jacquelyn MacLennan, 54 ( above), from Inverness, who has lived in Belgium since 1987, and London-born war veteran Harry Shindler, 95, who has lived in Italy for 35 years.
Ms MacLennan said: “We tried our best but, having got to this stage and been able to make our arguments before the Supreme Court, we are desperately disappointed not to have been able to change this law.”