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Universal suffrage for British citizens – Fact or Fiction

While many readers of Lib Dem’s voice will believe that the fight for universal suffrage is something from a bygone age, it is very much a topic of concern for many British citizens. Although travel has been heavily curtailed during the current pandemic, it has long been a quintessential part of being British, exploring, assisting the development of new countries and forging an existence in any far-flung part of the world. Brits live on every continent and probably in every country. This has allowed our country to become truly multicultural, as Brits coming home to live or bring a part of where they have been with them. Whether living in a former British territory, a crown colony, or in a country not affiliated with Britain, after 15 years, you lose your right to vote. This is a situation that left an estimated 700,000 Brits unable to vote in Brexit elections.

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  • Paul Holmes
    This is why we need a properly elected revising chamber or Second Chamber. Unelected people should not be passing/amending laws in a democracy. Although of c...
  • john oundle
    Lorenzo Cherin 'I favour a split , BBC Public, BBC Private. One funded by commercial ways, adverts, subscriptions, and sponsers. One, a grant from a new Broa...
  • theakes
    Tell that to all the lives that were saved because of the restrictions. They may have come too late on most occasions but they did come. Really Catherine....
  • Helen Dudden
    Not many children could escape the continuous bombarding of news that would cause them upset and distress. I remember when I wrote about my 8 year old great...
  • Paul spiller
    This is why we need the House of Lords. My heartfelt thanks to peers from all parties who stood up to this nonsense....