Norman Tebbit hits nail on head regarding the votes for prisoners issue
Mr Tebbit said:
“……..As usual the Lib Dems displayed their morbid adoration of anything with the prefix “European” in its name, which will have encouraged the ECHR. Together with the prospect of prisoners suing for compensation for the lack of voting rights, that may have begun to erode the Prime Minister’s resolve to resist the Court’s demands.
There is however a simple way to deal with such nonsense. First of all, ignore the whinnies from the Lib Dems. Then Parliament should simply legislate that it would be contrary to our law to make such payments, or that if made they would be forfeit to the Crown. Or Parliament could decide that there would be no legal aid for such actions and “compensation” could be limited to purely nominal sums for each election missed.
In the meantime the Attorney General should be despatched to Strasbourg to tell these upstart and insolent judges that they had best back down.”
I’m not surprised that the Liberal Democrats are acting in this almost treasonously obstructive manner over a matter of great symbolic importance. Because if we as a nation cannot decide who votes then what sort of sovereignty is that?
Excellent and well worth a read here