Government loses final appeal over votes for prisoners

Prison cells

The Press Association reports:

The Government has lost its final appeal against a human rights ruling requiring Britain to give prisoners the vote.

Prime Minister David Cameron – who said the thought of granting the vote to criminals made him physically ill – now has six months to produce “legislative proposals” ending the current blanket ban on inmates voting in national and European elections.

Prisoners getting the vote in the UK isn’t quite as new an idea as usually comes over from such reports.

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