Prison Vote Jailbreaks? Will Prisoners in UK Vote?
Out of no where, like all political news worth following, breaks the news of prisoners right to vote in UK. The European Court of Human Rights ruled that prisoners should be given the right to vote. This ruling has now become a political debate.
According to the Independent UK “The controversy underlines the fault-lines within the Coalition, as the Liberal Democrats are strongly committed to giving prisoners the vote.”
It seems like everybody fell on the wrong side of this ruling. The Conservatives are on the spotlight. The Lib-Dems and the coalition questioned again and the Labour party, which was in government when the ruling first occurred, is said to have taken their time to take action.
While politicians maneuver carefully inmates are seen live on the web celebrating. The issue on giving inmates the right to vote has without a doubt become a political issue.
However, for some it is not a matter of opinions. The same article said that Mark Harper, the Constitutional Affairs minister, told MPs that there was no alternative to Britain complying with the ruling: "This isn't a choice – it's a legal obligation. Ministers are currently considering how to implement the judgment." And so, the voices that question UK sovereignty over EU rulings came again.
Who of the prisoners will be able to vote and who will not is still not clear. How will the European Court ruling go down in UK is a sensible matter that is breaking news World Wide. How many prisoners are there? Who will be allowed to vote? What are the prisoners opinions on the issue?
News report that Prime Minister David Cameron has agreed. Those closer to government sources report that who of the prisoners will be able to vote is being studied. But that is far from being the only words published. The internet is being filled with comments. They range in strong tones and opinions.
This seems to be a Vote Jailbreak Campaign. A real political stance caused by an European Human Rights Court Ruling.