A voice for newcomers in Sweden

Opinion: Brexit is a question of identity – but more democracy can't be a bad thing

Let's give all Brits abroad the right to vote, writes Julian Stubbs. Photo: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Published: 17.Apr.2019 16:09 hrs

Everyone impacted by Brexit should get the right to vote, no matter how long you've lived outside of the UK, writes British Remain campaigner Julian Stubbs.

Stockholmers tend to like me. Danes can't stand me. I'm the man who came up with the line 'Stockholm The Capital of Scandinavia'.

When I created it a number of years ago, I did so knowing full well that some people would love it, others would hate it. But that was fine; the most important thing was that people reacted to it, took notice and examined the facts – which were on our side.

Read full article on The Local

More Stories

Anas Awad with his "Swedish family" told his story to The Local Voices

Sharing the best of The Local Voices

We told a lot of great stories in 2016. Did you get to read and share them all? READ
Regional, long-distance and commuter trains will all be affected, as well as the subway line. READ
Nine people have died in Sweden after a plane taking them up on a parachute jump crashed into an island close to the northern city of Umeå. READ
Hundreds of Swedish holidaymakers were stranded at Stockholm's Arlanda airport on Saturday after a charter flight to Mallorca failed to turn up. READ
Photo: Erik Gerhardsson

'History will record how everyone reacted to the Syrian tragedy'

Erik, a 21-year-old Swedish volunteer, reflects on his experience helping refugees in Sweden and abroad. READ
In October, work begins on painting two new coats on the Öresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden. By the time it's finished in 13 years, it will soon be time to start again. READ
A man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman on Friday night on the island of Sandhamn, the summer playground of some of Stockholm's wealthiest people. READ

This Iranian teaches Swedish online to 10,000 followers

"I’m exporting Swedish to my homeland." READ