Friday, February 17, 2006

The right to fine

If 60,000 (18%) of London's Muslims are not on the electoral register, why haven't they been fined £1,000 each?

We are proud of our democracy. But it is not working properly when people are denied the vote because they are not on the register. - Elections Minister Harriet Harman.

Does the Governement need to spend £17m on this problem when it could be self-financing through all those fines? How can the Treasury overlook this revenue raising opportunity?

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