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To: You Gov Market Research

You Gov Poll Suggests Benefit Claimants Should Not Be Allowed To Vote

You Gov Poll Suggests Benefit Claimants Should Not Be Allowed To Vote

You Gov recently published a poll calling into question the right of benefit claimants to vote.

We demand You Gov retract and apologise for this poll.

Why is this important?

Benefit claimants are the largest section in society to be living in, or at risk of, poverty. This group of people are more likely to vote Labour.

Calling into question their right to vote undermines democracy and normalises the view held by many that they are separate underclass who simply do not count. This is an outrageous affront to free speech and would set a worryingly dangerous precedent, as other societal groups could then be denied a voice as a result.

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Further clarity :
Same Difference (samedifference1.com) shared a poll from You Gov market research stating the following ..

"Please say whether you think each of the following groups should or should not be allowed to vote in General Elections in the UK (Should be allowed to vote / Should NOT be allowed to vote / Don't know)

Non-British citizens living in the UK ;

British citizens currently serving jail sentences;

British citizens aged 16 and 17;

British citizens who receive more money from welfare benefits than they pay in taxes".

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Updates

2018-03-28 19:15:57 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-03-27 08:35:44 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-03-26 17:58:03 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-03-26 16:24:15 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-03-26 15:50:49 +0100

10 signatures reached