Renew’s campaign for EU Citizenship for Brits in EU 27
UPDATE 25 JANUARY 2021:
Terry, Julien and the team now have over 400 supporters signed up to back this campaign. The more supporters to sign up with give more weight to both cases so please consider submitting your details. Read on to see how you can help.
Terry has made us aware of a new campaign for Britons in the EU27 to maintain their EU citizenship and is working with French lawyer and Bremain member Julien Fouchet and his team. Here’s what Terry has to say about the campaign:
We’ve lost our vote in the EU, due to Brexit and our vote in the U.K., after 15 years, even if we pay taxes.
Enough. The Renew Party is working with the inestimable French lawyer, Maitre Julien Fouchet and his team, pro-bono, to win European Citizenship and YOU can help him, win back our Freedom of Movement, in the EU and so much more. Read on for how members of Bremain and beyond can support this initiative.
Below you can read both the testimony and a newspaper article submitted by one of the plaintiffs, Alice:
“CIVIS ROMANUS SUM – CIVIS EUROPEUS SUM
Here I am, a Citizen of the European Union whose rights and privileges have been stripped away from me without me being able to vote on the matter.
Who is it that dares to say that I no longer naturally belong where I have made my home in total legality? That I should need a ‘Carte de Sejour’ to confirm my duty to the state in which I live and work; when only yesterday I enjoyed full and fair rights and privileges?
My only privilege now is to pay my taxes; with what in return? Do I have freedom of movement to live and work in 27 countries? NO! Why not? Because people living in a country that saw my birth, 1000 miles away, and where I can no longer vote, who know nothing of my situation, have decided that ‘they’ are better off stripping ‘my’ rights away. What utter nonsense. How unfair is that?
The treaties demand that decisions on the welfare of European Citizens be taken as close as possible to the people concerned. Those people who voted in the referendum in 2016 live very far away from me. They have other preoccupations, such as fishing rights or sovereignty with gunboats to back up their arguments. Those arguments had nothing to do with my situation and yet I have been fully affected by them in a negative way. I have lost my only rights to vote anywhere as a consequence, as well as my Freedom of Movement.
You can see from the documents below what information Terry and the team require, how your data will be handled securely and how to join the campaign. Obviously in Spain the document would be Residencia instead of Carte de Sejour.
If you would like to participate, please download the forms from here, complete and send them, along with the necessary supporting documents via email to
Should you have any queries, please email the team directly on the above address. Bremain would like to wish Terry, Julien and the team every success.
A link to this page will be sent out to Renew supporters shortly via their weekly briefing. To receive it, please sign up here.
Here’s what Terry wrote in this past week’s Renew Briefing:
With effect 1 February, the RENEW PARTY in Europe is expanding its reach and activities, to reflect and respond to the 27 different countries Remaining in the EU.
As most of you will know, RENEW has agreed among other objectives, oriented within the UK, also to begin re-forging links with the EU.
To that end, a dedicated team is being formed in France, headed up by two Joint Coordinators *. Further teams will follow, in a Phase 1, including Spain, Italy, Netherlands and Germany.
If any EU based Member or supporter of RENEW feels motivated to help in a low key way, to coordinate information in their own country, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Alice Bouilliez, email: email@example.com
*Paul Fisher, email: firstname.lastname@example.org