Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions announced today that anyone on benefits, disability (PIP), tax credits or war pension would not be eligible to vote in the forthcoming elections this year and new legislation was being fast tracked through to see to that. He claimed that anyone not contributing to the full in the UK economy would not have the right to vote as previously.
He also furthered his cause by saying that people who have been to jail, in jail or about to go to jail will be stripped of their voting rights too. Deep consideration had been given to 'foreigners' working in the UK until it was pointed out that a number of CEO' s of PLC's would match this criteria. He was waiting on further feedback from other departments in his government before finalising the list.
Eddie Miliband, Leader of the Opposition was struck dumb when we put the matter to him about the changes in the voting system. 'Can he do that?', he said. 'Isn't that an infringement of people's basic human rights?'.
Professor John Axon (useless statistics and numbers) from Kings College University in England has stated that this could literally extract millions in Society from the voting pool. He underlined that this may have a radical effect in voting patterns forever and only be of benefit to those preaching to the right of politics.
The city if London's financial markets went through the roof as business confidence exploded and money experts realised that 100% capitalistic control was a realisation.
Many of those who were interviewed that were on benefits said they couldn't give a toss anyway and were of the belief that they weren't allowed to vote anyhow.