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It’s time to call Theresa May undemocratic

THE debate over Brexit isn’t about Brexit anymore. It’s about democratic accountability and the limits of referenda in modern politics. They are, bluntly, a fad....

Almeria writer launches petition for MPs for British citizens living abroad

A FREELANCE writer and teacher based between Edinburgh and Almeria, has launched a petition to introduce Members of Parliament for British citizens living abroad. Alastair...

Passports are a hint of things to come

WITH little surprise, it turns out the ‘new’ blue British passports are now to be made by a Franco-Dutch company. The irony can’t hit hard...

If Nigel Farage is calling for a second referendum, it’s time for a rethink

THERE'S a great satire out at the moment called ‘War Machine’. Brad Pitt plays an overzealous American general brought in to win the US...

Prime Minister Theresa May’s message to UK nationals living in Europe

UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, has written a letter to UK citizens living in the EU, ahead of the Christmas period, in which she...

Spain to overtake UK in commercial real estate demand

A NEW survey suggests that Germany and Spain could overtake UK as preferred real estate investment markets for 2018 due to pricing and supply...

Brexit and diesel uncertainties affect UK car sales

ACCORDING to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), car manufacturing fell in September with year-on-year output declining by 4.1...

Why irredentism explains Brexit

IRREDENTISM is any political or popular movement intended to reclaim and reoccupy an area that the movement’s members consider “lost” or “unredeemed”. Most people...

Considering returning home because of Brexit?

BRITISH citizens considering returning home because of Brexit uncertainty may be in for a shock if they follow through with their plans. It is thought...

Expatriates react with dismay at Catalonia situation

BRITISH expatriates in Almeria have responded with concern as to the on-going political tension in the Catalonia. James Carmichael, an expatriate businessman in the province,...

Brexit not deterring British interest in Spanish property

INTEREST from British buyers in the Spanish property has increased by nearly a fifth (17 percent) since in July and August. Zoopla, a UK property...

Campaign launched for expat MP

AN EXPAT freelance writer based in Edinburgh and Almeria, has launched a campaign to gain an MP for British expatriates. The campaign started by Alastair...

Some positive outcomes from latest round of Brexit negotiations

ALWAYS with the caveat of ‘nothing’s agreed until it’s all agreed’, Brexit Secretary David Davis was able to announce some good news for UK...

Brexit a mixed message for Almeria property market

ALMERIA province was once revered as a clear property choice for British expatriates in Spain. In 2016, data from Spanish registrars showed that Almeria property...

Brexit, the game show!

REMEMBER ‘Deal or No Deal? Noel Edmonds chinwagging to a fictional banker as players tried to deduce the random chance distribution money in red...

Expatriates need to stop calling themselves ‘expats’

A PECULIAR thing happens to British people when they move abroad, and we’re all guilty of it. We might take the plunge and set up camp...

Calls for MP for British expats in Spain

BRITISH expatriates in Spain are calling for greater influence in the Brexit negotiations. Residents in Almeria are expressing disdain at being excluded from the general election...

Open Brexit letter to all UK citizens in Spain from British Ambassador

SIMON MANLEY, the British Ambassador to Spain, has penned an open letter to all UK citizens in Spain in order to allay their fears...
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