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Most British Citizens overseas retain deep ties to the United Kingdom. Many still have family here, some will return here, others are drawing a British pension after a lifetime of hard work and some have fought for our country. Given these strong links, British expats have a right to influence decisions on foreign policy, trade and many other issues that directly affect their lives. Now we have left the EU, it is more important than ever to strengthen the UK’s ties with the British Expat Community
It is cruel and unjust to deny to half a million UK pensioners overseas the full UK state pension that they paid into during their working lives. Canada has offered a potential route to ending this injustice. The UK should welcome this opportunity to right a historic wrong and ensure every pensioner receives the full state pension they are morally entitled to regardless of where they live