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European court decision on prisoners right to vote!
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Posted May 23, 2012 at 2:34PM
The Grand chamber of the European court has denied the appeal of the UK Government over it's blanket ban on denying convicted criminals the right to vote. This decision which has been the subject of wide reporting in some sections of the media has been roundly condemned by all sides of the political establishment, as the UK Parliament had already voted against allowing prisoners the right to vote.
What do the rest of you think on this subject? My view is that I don't believe that all prisoners should have the right to vote, but I am not so vehemently against this particular decision.
My strong objection is to the fact that an unelected court made up of people who are not eminent members of the legal profession can hand down a decree which overrides the decision of a sovereign countries democratically elected legislature.
What say you all?
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Posted May 26, 2012 at 12:20AM
No point arguing about it as nothing we do will change whatever he decides he wishes to do but from what I have read he is heading into a dead end. Bob posted in the question I raised about people being in jail whilst on trial for murder. Water off my back but not the sort of poster that I think PCA should be after.
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