Wednesday 23 August 2017

Too many of us are disenfranchised

Why was the recent by-election held on a Thursday?

A midweek election all but disenfranchises those who work or study outside their constituency. Would it not be more democratic to have the forthcoming General Election coinciding with the weekend visit home?

And on a wider scale, this is an angry generation, reluctant participants in another diaspora. Who speaks for them? In this electronic age can we find a way for these to cast their vote abroad?

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