Exactly. The other day I was going to nick someone's bike but, just before I put my foot on the pedal, I remembered that if I was caught I would temporarily lose my suffrage!
(Original post by meenu89)
Anyone in prison should not be allowed the vote.
So, it's just as well the government can remove people's right to vote at the drop of a hat*. Who knows how many crimes are being prevented every day by this fantastic piece of legislation? Shame on the EU!
* Before anyone asks, no, you don't need a fair trial to be imprisoned on Election Day, thanks to our various anti-terrorism laws**.
** What's that you say? In Britain, people don't get arrested for political purposes? Wrong again.
Last edited by electriic_ink; 23-05-2012 at 20:21.
As sad as it is that people are wrongly convicted we can't work our prison system around it (apart from when it comes to something permanent like the death penalty) otherwise we'd have all prisoners allowed out in case they were wrongly convicted. If someone's found guilty then the sad truth is we have to assume they're guilty.
(Original post by FlickerWick)
What about those who are wrongfully imprisoned?
I'd rather see the rightly and
the wrongly imprisoned get the right to vote as opposed to neither.
Those held in custody awaiting trial do have the right to vote ircc?
Last edited by Beebumble; 23-05-2012 at 20:38.