A short while ago, the plan was to knock people off the electoral register - now it seems the Conservative Government wants to fine you £1,000 if you're not on it.

A short while ago, the plan was to knock people off the electoral register – now it seems the Conservative Government wants to fine you £1,000 if you’re not on it.

It isn’t very long since the Conservative Government was trying to kick people off the Electoral Register – changing the conditions of registration to cut down the number of people eligible to vote.

Should we conclude from the administration’s current behaviour that this tactic has achieved its objective – the 2015 general election and the EU referendum are both in the past, and the figures on which they plan to gerrymander constituency boundaries in their favour have been finalised (as far as they are concerned) – and the plan is now to screw those people who aren’t on the Register with a £1,000 fine?

That seems the only explanation for the flurry of correspondence from the government – as described by a personal friend to This Writer earlier today.

He asked: “Have you heard of this recent trend of the government sending out electoral roll forms to people, threatening them with a £1,000 fine if they refuse to fill out the form?

“When did this come into effect? And is it legally legit, or are they just banking on peoples fear and ignorance like the TV licence people? On the gov.uk website it says the fine is £80. On the letters, it says it’s £1,000 – and most of the information theyre asing for is racial/citizen/nationality related.”

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