Episode 19: Who cares about UK citizens living in the EU27?

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Chantelle Lewis joins Michaela in the studio to disucss who cares about UK citizens living in the EU27? They focus on when and how UK citizens living in the EU27 are represented in UK parliamentary debates and proceedings. They reveal the limited representation of these populations and highlight how, through the focus on issues that lie within the UK governement’s responsibility—franchise, pensions, healthcare and exportable benefits—produces a particular figure of UK citizens living abroad emerges: a vulnerable, OAP living in the sunshine.

To find out more about the issue of overseas voting discussed in this episode, read Michaela and Chantelle’s blog on the overseas vote and Michaela, Chantelle and Katherine’s new long read about the second reading of the Overseas Electors’ Bill.

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  1. March 13, 2018

    […] positions echo those taken in support and opposition to previous iterations of this bill. They reveal how this bill and others like it are sites at which Britishness is contested, and the […]

  2. March 26, 2018

    […] responses to the poll highlight a broader landscape within which it remains unclear who has the best interests of the UK citizens living in the EU27 at heart. A clear sense that the UK government neglects this population has come through our […]

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