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Should prisoners get the vote?

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Should prisoners be allowed to vote? The European Court thinks so. Tomorrow an appeal is to be heard in a British court involving a prisoner who wants to vote The government plans to use that moment to make a statement saying they will now act to change the law. John Hirst, a prisoner who won his right to vote at the European Court and the former Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, give their views.


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