The decision, which brings to an end six years of government attempts to avoid the issue, opens the possibility that even those facing life sentences for very serious crimes could in future shape Britain’s elections.
In the past I've advocated a restriction of the franchise, and the reason I like to raise it is that people tend to act as though universal suffrage is both desirable and the norm. It's clearly not though - and this article possibly reflects a popular view that certain prisoner's shouldn't vote. But which prisoners?
I'm with P.J. O'Rourke - don't vote, it just encourages the bastards!