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taxation without representation

Started by: tradertall
On: 04/12/2018 | 09:07
Replies: 18

by: tradertall
on: 04/12/2018 | 09:07

Should foreign workers be allowed to vote ?

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Message 1 of 19
by: andishdi
on: 04/12/2018 | 09:26

What happens in the other countries?

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Message 2 of 19
by: andyslc
on: 04/12/2018 | 11:06

No. They enter into the country knowing their entitlements regarding voting. If they don’t like the tax regime or how the money is spent they are free to return. 

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Message 4 of 19
by: tooltrader
on: 04/12/2018 | 11:21
In fact I've always wanted foreigners to pay an extra penny income tax.
Message 5 of 19
by: muddycalhoun
on: 04/12/2018 | 11:38
Well assuming that they are not voting in the elections in the country of their origin and they are paying their income tax and national insurance then why be so precious about voting.
Most British vote on grounds of what their parents or partners voted or on occasions in protest but rarely after considered thinking about the issues, track records of the parties and other pertinent matters. In this regard it might be a turn up for the books that the foreign voters made an informed choice at the ballot.
Message 6 of 19
by: evr301265
on: 04/12/2018 | 12:00
Is there any suggestion from anywhere that they should be allowed to vote..?
Message 7 of 19
by: andyslc
on: 04/12/2018 | 12:01

@muddycalhoun Because they are not legally citizens of the country. Politicians are elected as representatives of the people of the country. By definition you should need to be one to be able to vote. I don’t think not voting in the home country counts - surely that is down to choice.

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Message 8 of 19
by: michaeldunha
on: 04/12/2018 | 12:03
@evr301265 I did see something about Scotland proposing something along these lines, but personally I think only resident citizens should be allowed to vote.
Message 9 of 19
by: evr301265
on: 04/12/2018 | 12:07
Must admit, I've never seen even a suggestion of this,
Just seems to be the kind of suggestion which is made in a brexit publication....!
Message 10 of 19