Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Strasbourg Demands UK Prisoners Given Vote

Today, in the Scopolla case, the European Court of Human Rights has demanded the UK introduce legislation to give prisoners the right to vote within 6 months.

I responded to the ruling on the BBC here.

Update (23 May): At PMQs, the PM rules out capitulating to Strasbourg, giving a clear signal that Britain will stand by its democratic prerogative to decide on this issue. Read the report here.


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