Lawyer needs testimonies for Brexit challenge

French barrister argues that the UK EU Brexit referendum was illegal
Julien Fouchet thinks the Brexit referendum should be re-run

A FRENCH avocat from Bordeaux is seeking to prove that the Brexit referendum was illegal – and is asking for testimonies from Britons in France who could not vote due to the ‘15-year-rule’.

Avocat Julien Fouchet of Cornille-Pouyanne avocats needs to know how Britons excluded from voting believe Brexit will impact their lives and rights.

Mr Fouchet believes it is possible to challenge the referendum through EU courts on the basis that excluding long-term expats was unfair. He said he is not opposed to Brexit as such, but thinks the referendum should be re-run so all British adults can take part.

There is more on his challenge in May’s Connexion on sale and with subscribers later this week. 

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