Failing to vote in the general election would damage the morale of British troops, according to the former head of the Army.
General Sir Richard Dannatt has spoken of his concern that the abuse of MPs expenses will lead to voter apathy and warned that this is not what men and women “risking life and limb in the national interest” in Afghanistan would want.
He said it was important that every member of the electorate should cast a vote and show that the sacrifices made in Afghanistan are supported by everyone at home.
Perhaps general Dannat would care to look at the system he so whimsically champions?
Are you and the British Army glad to be defending this grotesque monstrosity that masquerades as “democracy”?
“We are awaiting comprehensive figures from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), who are collating figures on a rolling basis from the force SPOC officers across the UK of all police investigations currently being carried out relating to cases of electoral malpractice”