Items about votes crowd in. We seem to be getting close to achieving the objective of extending the voting powers of expatriates.
The existing process of voting by post allows almost no time at all (one week) for the papers to arrive and then to be returned. Proxy voting is not secret and can easily be abused.
Today 9.73% of all British State pensioners live outside the UK. Even in the current financially difficult times in which the value of the £ has dropped more than 25%, the pensioners continue to move to the continent.
An additional note - It is my view that the Consulates could be used to receive both postal votes and secure internet votes.