By John Smith • 02 August 2016 • 8:04
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WHILST the UK is still a member of the European Union and no-one knows what the future holds when, or if, the divorce occurs, a number of expatriates have formed various groups in order to try to not only influence governments in the UK and Europe, but to disseminate information as it becomes available.
This latest new support group has been formed for expats worried for their future in the EU post Brexit. ‘Expat Citizen Rights in EU’ or ‘ECREU’, aims to persuade MPs in London and Brussels to state the expat case in negotiations following the EU referendum. Concerned UK citizens living in EU countries are encouraged to join the group so their views can be collated and put to the negotiators.
The group was set up in France by UK expats: retired marketing and media man Dave Spokes, Roger Boaden who earned an MBE during his working life at the top level of UK Government; long time expat campaigner Brian Cave, all resident in France; and Harry Shindler MBE, the 95 –year-old veteran campaigner who lives in Italy and was one of the instigators of the legal demand that all overseas expats should have been able to vote in the referendum.
Membership of ECREU is free and you can join at web site www.ecreu.com which also explains all of the aims of the group and publishes useful news as it is received.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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