Expatriate Britons claim they were unfairly deprived of their right to vote in EU referendum

A challenge against the legality of the EU’s Brexit negotiations brought by a 97-year-old British veteran is to be heard by five judges at the European court of justice this week.

Harry Shindler, who lives in Italy, and 12 other Britons who live in various member states, will argue that the 2016 referendum was discriminatory and illegal because they – and more than 1 million other British expatriates – were denied a vote.

The hearing in Luxembourg on Thursday has the capacity to derail Brexit, Shindler believes, although his previous legal attempts to widen the franchise to include all Britons living overseas failed at the UK supreme court shortly before the poll two years ago.

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