EU citizens denied vote in European elections to sue UK government

Exclusive: Campaign groups prepare legal challenge following systemic denial of suffrage The government is facing the prospect of being sued by campaigners for EU citizens in the UK and British nationals abroad who were denied a vote in the European parliament elections. John Halford, a public law specialist at Bindmans, said this weeks electoral fiasco was something a democracy should not tolerate. The right to vote is the foundation for all citizenship rights, he said. Last Thursday saw a large-scale, systematic, openly discriminatory denial of that right. The case we plan to bring will show that this is not something the law will tolerate and that there must be accountability and consequences. Halford is working with the the3million group in …

‘Convoluted mess’: Tory support for May’s Brexit deal drains away

Withdrawal of support suggests deal may be defeated by greater margin than last time A string of Conservative MPs have said they can no longer back Theresa Mays Brexit deal, in a sign that many could be willing to vote it down in order to hasten her departure as prime minister. At least 23 Tories who backed the deal last time said they were unlikely to support her Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific