Brexit Report: The June 23 EU referendum - The issues

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We don’t claim to be neutral on the EU referendum. After looking at the facts, the rumours and the uncertainties, the Riviera Reporter is strongly in the “Bremain” camp. For the UK, and especially for British expats in Europe, the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.

Here we give links to the complete originals of articles and blog posts by those that contributed to our report: Brexit and what the future may bring for Britain and expats

EXPAT INTERESTS

Register to Vote
https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Ways of Voting
https://www.gov.uk/voting-in-the-uk

How British expats can vote in the UK EU referendum
http://www.euronews.com/2016/02/27/as-a-british-expat-how-do-i-vote-in-the-uk-s-eu-referendum/

Votes for Expats
http://www.votes-for-expat-brits.com

British Expats: Say Yes 2 Europe - Remain In the EU
https://www.facebook.com/groups/britishexpats.remainintheeu

Pensioners Debout
http://pensionersdebout.blogspot.fr/2016/02/the-effects-of-brexit.html

The Electoral Commission
http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/journalist/electoral-commission-media-centre/news-releases-campaigns/british-expatriates-its-your-vote,-dont-lose-it-urges-elections-watchdog-on-overseas-registration-day

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown on the 15-year rule
http://www.cliftonbrown.co.uk/content/geoffrey-clifton-brown-introduces-bill-remove-15-year-rule-expat-voters

Extend EU referendum voting rights to all UK citizens living abroad.
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/112142

Ballots please, we’re British
http://www.politico.eu/article/ballots-british-parliament-brexit-referendum/

Financial Times - UK expats fight for right to vote in Brexit referendum
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/84d19344-eac8-11e5-bb79-2303682345c8.html

UK expats challenge voting block in EU referendum
http://www.thelocal.fr/20160316/legal-challenge-could-give-long-term-uk-expats-voting-rights

Steve Peers: What will happen to expats?
http://eulawanalysis.blogspot.fr/2014/05/what-happens-to-british-expatriates-if.html

Brexit: Life for Brits in France will get more complicated
http://www.thelocal.fr/20160308/brexit-life-for-brits-in-france-will-certianly-get-more-complicated

Brexit puts UK expats’ rights in jeopardy
http://infacts.org/brexit-uk-expats-rights-in-jeopardy/

Facebook: Say Yes 2 Europe
https://www.facebook.com/sayyes2europe/

Say Yes 2 Europe
http://sayyes2europe.eu

What happens to rights and freedoms
http://www.britishinfluence.org/what_happens_to_people_s_rights_and_freedoms_if_the_uk_votes_to_leave_the_eu

Right of Residence
http://www.french-property.com/news/french_health/rights_of_residence_france/

The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties 1969
http://opil.ouplaw.com/view/10.1093/law:epil/9780199231690/law-9780199231690-e1498

It's stupid to think expats in France will be better off
http://www.thelocal.fr/20160226/it-is-stupid-to-think-britain-would-be-better-off-leaving-the-eu

BBC - How British expats in Spain feel about the vote
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-35688387



REALITY CHECKING AND MYTH-BUSTING

InFacts
http://infacts.org/

Get the facts
https://getthebrexitfacts.wordpress.com/

Dr Markus W. Gehring, Lecturer in Law, Cambridge on EU-UK trade relations with third states
http://eulawanalysis.blogspot.fr/2016/03/brexit-and-eu-uk-trade-relations-with.html

The Working Time Directive
http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=706&langId=en&intPageId=205

How much UK law is imposed by the EU?
https://getthebrexitfacts.wordpress.com/2016/03/17/75-of-uk-law-or-13-which-is-true/

BBC Reality Check: The EU referendum
http://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-politics-eu-referendum-35603388

Top 100 EU rules cost how much?
http://openeurope.org.uk/intelligence/britain-and-the-eu/top-100-eu-rules-cost-britain-33-3bn

What the Queen really said
http://eu-rope.ideasoneurope.eu/2016/03/13/what-queen-really-said-about-europe/

It was never just about trade
http://www.wakeupeurope.eu/it_was_never_just_about_trade

How are countries in the EU linked?
https://www.quora.com/How-are-countries-in-the-EU-linked

A better trade deal?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/03/17/what-are-the-chances-of-a-better-eu-deal-after-voting-out-zero/

Is the EU is working for Britain?
https://getthebrexitfacts.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/is-the-eu-working-for-the-uk

What has the EU done for us?
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/eu-what-has-european-union-done-for-us-david-cameron-brexit-a6850626.html

How plausible is second EU referendum?
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-35670906

The U.S. opinion
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/oct/29/us-warns-britain-it-could-face-trade-barriers-if-it-leaves-eu

Richard Corbett (Labour MEP) Myth-busting
http://www.richardcorbett.org.uk/category/mythbusters/

Making EU law lighter
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-891_en.htm

Leave in Haste, Repent at Leisure
https://thehistorymanblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/05/how-easily-we-forget-leave-in-haste-repent-at-leisure/

Air Travel
http://infacts.org/briefings/cheap-air-travel-and-the-eu/




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