Power without responsibility
29 October, 2007
Have to say I was a bit surprised to learn that we allow expats to vote in the UK for 15 years after they have left. Personally I don’t think there is a case beyond 5 years. If you don’t live here, don’t pay tax here and aren’t going to be effected by the result of your vote then why should you have one?
PS My opinion on this hasn’t been altered at all by the dismal prospect of allowing a certain Czech rightwinger the chance to vote in a tory government and escape the consequences. No not at all.