Should prisoners be afforded the right to vote?
The buzz about the ECHR’s recommendation that the UK should lift the blanket ban that prisoners are not allowed to vote, has created quite a political stir. MPs have voted against this in a landslide fashion, as well as the Prime Minister, who is fully supporting the ban staying as it is.
What do you think about these recent developments? Do you think it is right that the EU & ECHR should have jurisdiction over the UK, or any country, in this area? Do you really think that someone who has committed a crime, should also be able to shape a country’s future? By the way, I am not saying I feel this way about people who have committed offenses such as a traffic violation, etc, but those who have committed heinous acts.
This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.