The European Court of Human Rights upheld a previous ruling that a blanket ban on inmates being able to vote was unlawful.
However, the court signalled that the UK government could decide which prisoners should be enfranchised, meaning serious offenders such as murderers and rapists could be excluded.
Judges may even be handed discretion to decide which criminals are allowed the vote.
The Government now has six months to comply with the ruling or face a raft of challenges and huge legal costs.
Time for Britain to get the heck out of the E.U. Failing doing that immediately, though, they should limit granting the vote to, oh, prisoners serving sentences for petty crimes like marijuana possession.
Meanwhile, I’d love to see Canada return to Britain’s current policy, which used to be the case here…