Remove the discriminatory culture towards ExPats that exists in both UK and Spanish Government Departments.
Advise and inform British Expats who live in Spain, either permanently or part time, of their rights.
Harness support, from whatever sources we can, to achieve our objectives.
- Present a list of the benefits ExPats are, or maybe, entitled to.
Pressure the European Union to support and fight for British ExPats rights.
Offer Expats points of contact to assist in their particular cause.
Feed Expats with the latest news, rumours and adverse proposals - that might affect them.
Utilise the media, whenever possible, and enlist their active support.
Pressure M.Ps into supporting our plight by use of our UK voting rights.
Recruit professional people, Companies or organisations, where possible, so as to advance our cause.
Recruit Expats willing to offer support to serve our varying problems.
Seek financial support via our Membership to further our aims and progress.
- Open a Hall of Shame and enter those, who are empowered to assist ExPats, but fail to do so - U.K. or Spanish.
This web site is quite rightly dedicated to the complete removal of the discriminatory culture that clearly exists within the United Kingdom Government Departments, in their dealings with United Kingdom citizens who choose to reside elsewhere within the European Union. A right accorded to them under the Maastricht Treaty (1992).
This abhorrent and offensive stance by the UK Government is NOT accidental. If they can get out of paying you an allowance etc - THEY WILL. Their attitude is about saving money at your expense. They believe, we feel quite erroneously, that because we no longer live in the UK we are dispensable. Frankly they believe we are not a vote winner and we simply don't count anymore.
There are innumerable instances whereby British Expats have been lied to, denied their rights, been misled, passed from one Department to another etc. Many of these people are not in a position to fight their own corner and the Government regularly and ruthlessly exploits their weakness. We believe the days of such a culture are numbered. If you are an British Expat, living in Spain, you MUST support this cause with vigour. Failure to do so will inevitably reduce both your rights and your say, both in Spain, and in the United Kingdom.
This web site intends to become the authoritive source of information as to your rights under both United Kingdom Law and regulations, as well as advising of your rights under European Law. We shall endeavour to bring you the latest "leaks", rumours, scandals, case histories we can research. If you are having serious difficulties we need to know. This web site can act as a forum to highlight, to the European Union, exactly how the UK treats, or more accurately mistreats, its own citizens - many of whom have paid tens of thousands of pounds into the Government Treasury throughout their working lives.
Additionally we shall provide links to important legislative documents, links to your Member of Parliament, specimen letters to assist you fight your corner. If you can offer expert services, free of charge, we would love to hear from you. This site is financed entirely from within our own resources. If you feel strongly that Expats deserve a better deal, then let us collectively pool our resources and pressure the UK Government into the adoption of a more user friendly and equitable relationship with us. If they are not prepared to accede to this perfectly reasonable request, then this web site will give them as much bad press as can be unearthed - by whatever means we deem most suited to the purpose.
Members can view our "Named and shamed gallery". Yes Blair and Brown are occupants.
We are already becoming a force to be reckoned with. However we need to constantly increase our credibility and pressure. This will ONLY happen if all Expats unite and fight, in an orchestrated and coordinated way. This web site will provide the ammunition you need. What we need are the willing troops. Please ENLIST and then get your family ( note there is no age limit ), your friends and fellow ExPats to join us. Whether you live in Spain or the United Kingdom we need you to help fight this oppresive regime targeted at the ExPat fraternity.
If you are an British Expat living within Spain, or maybe have a holiday home here, then this is YOUR site - give us your support and we shall change this abhorrent and discriminatory culture propagated by the UK Government singularly against British Expats. Even if we don't win, we promise you we shall make life somewhat more difficult for those who stand in our way and deny us equality with those who reside in the UK. discriminatory They have been warned - with your support some may well pay the ultimate price.
With Members collective support victory will be ours - we already have several notable victories :-
- The Introduction of the Winter Fuel Allowance (for those in receipt pre re-locating to Spain)
- The repayment of fines imposed illegally on some UK drivers whilst driving in Spain.
- Gaining the support of the National Pensioner's Confederation
- Getting the E.U. to support our complaint about Spain not adhering to EHIC regulations
- Getting the UK Government to admit they were wrong over higher levels of health care for pensioners
- The Association was right about higher levels of health care for pensioners - Consul Thomson was wrong
- The Association was right about the abolition of Residence cards -. Consul Thomson was wrong again
- The re-instatement of D.L.A, A.A. and C.A. for ExPats who re-located within the E.U.
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