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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