We always welcome a Letter to the Editor to share with our readers. This one from Lake resident Ron Chonner. Ed
I am writing to express my concern over the possibility of convicted criminals being given the right to vote.
It seems obvious that should this be granted, these same convicts will surely be granted the vote in local elections too. And, given the large number of such convicts imprisoned here this, I believe, will have alarming implications for the Isle of Wight.
They’ll vote to relieve the boredom
For we can expect, I suggest, that 100% of these criminals will turn out to vote, if only to relieve the boredom of their lives and perhaps get them an extra half hour out of their cells.
In sharp contrast to the general lack-lustre turn-out by the rest of the Island’s population.
And further, let us bear in mind that the lives and well-being of the inhabitants of our prisons lies less with the guards and more with the handful of master criminals who wield the real power inside the walls.
Influenced by master criminals
Master criminals who can, if they so wish, instruct everyone on how to vote and who to vote for.
Thus we face the nightmare prospect of our local services, and indeed our very lives, being under the direct control of some anonymous (to us) master mind, who will surely manipulate us to suit his own evil ends.
We must put a stop to this before it is too late.
Write to your MP before we find ourselves suffering the awful consequences.
Yours, Ron Chonner, Lake
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