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Voting rules

Well, that was an unexpected result.

8 May 2015

Despite months of campaigning, protests, letters, and petitions, a Conservative majority government has been installed.

What this means for legal aid probably needs no explaining. A referendum on Europe seems inevitable and further attacks on human rights more than likely. Already, the Liberal Democrat concessions to the 'Snoopers Charter' look like they will end up in the bin, along with many former ministers. So after the country went to the polls, it's all change.

Voting is a serious matter and a right that we are told we should hold dear. Even self-styled revolutionary Russell Brand has been turned on to its charms, and those of the former Labour leader, Ed Miliband. Or so we thought. A right to vote is the bedrock of democracy and, yes, Magna Carta had something to do with it, of course.

Once the polls close and the counters finish their work, we typic...

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