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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dear David get your act together or else!

Dear David get your act together or else!

"Backbenchers are also furious over the shelving of a Tory plan to replace the Human Rights Act with a Bill of Rights, and over Coalition plans to give prisoners serving sentences of four years or less the vote - following a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights.

A Commons vote on the prisoner enfranchisement issue before Easter will see a "significant" number of Tory rebels, this newspaper understands

The ruling of the European Court of Human Rights in Hirst v UK (No2) did not refer to any only those serving 4 years and under getting the vote. Rather, the Court ruled that all convicted prisoners must get the vote.

As for a Commons vote before Easter, this all needs to be sorted out in February in time for the 2011 elections in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the referendum on 11 May 2011.

David Cameron needs to bear it in mind that it is not these so-called victim groups and the backbenchers he needs to worry about but the real victims denied their human rights to vote by the State.

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