Tories publish ID plan to stop you voting in elections

The Conservative government has published details of the forms of identification it wants you to produce when voting in elections – while also refusing to provide a nationally-recognised ID scheme.

That’s right. They want you to produce particular forms of identification – but have ensured that these will be either too expensive or inconvenient for many of you. That’s apart from their main voting base of pensioners who all profited from the post-World War II Labour government and the economic consensus it produced for 30 years afterwards.

Originally, the Tories said the ID issue was about stopping election fraud, but they have dropped this pretence now. In the last general election, more than 30 million people voted. The number of fraud cases reported was 164 and only four were proven. That is not enough to justify the expense of imposing ID demands.

Here’s Phil Moorhouse of A Different Bias with the full, horrifying story:

Passports and driving licences are acceptable, so Mrs Mike and This Writer will be able to vote – if we remember to bring them.

But they are expensive – especially for the millions in the UK who can’t afford to eat every day because of Tory government policies.

A disabled person’s bus pass is acceptable. This is the only concession to people who are not part of the Tory voter base.

An older person’s bus pass, an Oyster 60 plus pass, a Freedom pass for people aged 66 and over are also all acceptable. This is a very blatant loophole to allow the elderly to vote for the Tories.

Councils are being given the opportunity to provide ID, but council budgets were squeezed dry by the Tories years ago, and the government won’t provide money for a scheme. So your local authority, if it provides this service at all, won’t make it easy.

The other point Phil makes that is very important is that this will put many people off voting – except those who have a strong interest in politics.

This means extremists will be more able to influence who gets into Parliament. Think about that, people of the UK, and the consequences for the country where you live.

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5 thoughts on “Tories publish ID plan to stop you voting in elections

  1. jake

    it’s about getting everybody onto the facial recognition DB, every where you go tracked and recorded indefinitely…

    i’ve never been allowed to vote and mid 40s now

    but also….you can’t get a bank account, rent a property, work, build a career…unless you have state sanctioned photo ID! Consequently i’ve been homeless and destitute for coming up 17 years now….stopped giving a s*** about my right to vote long time back. I just want to live again….

  2. Grey Swans

    It is an ageist lie that ALL old people vote Tory.

    The reality is that ONLY the Grey Vote from age 50, sufficiently turn out to vote, for any and all parties in elections.

    The young below age 40 stopped voting decades ago, with people saying they’ve reached 50 and never voted in their lives.

    This is proven by the huge number of parties that only have policies for young below age 40, getting derisory small vote share for decades and still over last few years, under the umbrella organisations of TUSC or PAL.

    The Left especially doom us all by their lack of Grey Vote policies, meaning they do not gain that vote share.

    www dot over50sparty dot org dot uk

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