Votes for prisoners?

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The BBC reports that “criminals jailed for less than four years could be given the right to vote under government proposals“.

It seems that the ban on prison inmates voting is not approved of by the European Court of Human Rights.

I think there are sensible arguments both for and against giving prisoners the vote. Leaving these aside, what could the immediate electoral consequences be? Those wager-crazy political anoraks at PB have been doing some thinking here.

So it looks like I may soon be going canvassing at HM Prison Pentonville. Anyone else got prisons in their constituencies?

Captain Jako

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