David Cameron was on Tuesday night under pressure to stand up to the European Court of Human Rights after it ordered Britain to give prisoners the vote within six months.Read the rest here.
European judges on Tuesday upheld a ruling that a blanket ban on allowing inmates to vote was unlawful, meaning tens of thousands of criminals in Britain will be able to have a say in elections.
The ruling represents a direct rebuttal of Parliament, which last year voted overwhelming to maintain the 140-year ban.
However, leaked legal advice last year revealed that the UK would face little sanction if it simply ignored the ruling.
MPs said the ruling was a “test” for the Government and it was time for Mr Cameron, who has said the thought of giving prisoners the vote made him “sick”, to stand up to Europe.
Europe has gone mad.