No Brexit vote for Brit ex­pats

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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.”

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