Prisoners votes debate ongoing
February 10, 2011 1 Comment
Well the debate on prisoners votes has been ongoing. I have watched every minute of it (sad I know) and have heard MP after MP stand up and say they don’t agree with giving prisoners the vote. In all honesty I am in the camp of law breakers shouldnt be law makers. I wouldn’t like to see the person who stabbed Stephen Timms being given the opportunity to vote him out of a job.
What I like, however, does not necessarily mean that is what the law says is legal. I suspect that this issue is not going to go away, though what that means I’m not quite sure. If the Commons expresses a view that they don’t want to give prisoners the votes, then they have met one of the Courts requirements that an opinion has been expressed, but will that satisfy the Court. If this issue is kicked into the long grass (again) will that mean compensation may well be able to be claimed sooner rather than later.
Currently I am (as often) still a little confused as to what happens next.