I am a democratic outcast

The final insult has reached me.

I have received a letter from my mairis informing me that i am no longer able to vote in the European elections, nor the municipal elections, nor stand as a candidate, and my name has been deleted from the electorial lists.

As I have been resident in France for more than 15 years, I cannot vote for anything in the UK. I have been deprived of all of my democratic rights.

I now know what it is like to be an outcast!

I can only hope that this new residency card website that the French government is setting up will return something to me regarding my democratic rights.

Paul Hayler, by email


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