A big well done to Anders Hanson, who agrees 100% with comments made by migration watch. People often accuse us Lib Dems of being "soft, but Anders comments show that we make complete sense as a party. Read his comments HERE.
Anders explains clearly and lucidly the daft situation that allows Commonwealth citizens the right to vote in elections that European citizens are barred from, but makes even better the point that Irish Citizens, people who are not British at all (indeed, often fiercely so), are entitled to vote in all elections in the UK.
I would actually go one further than Anders and also ask why Irish citizens have the right to join the UK armed forced also ? It always seemed odd that Irish Republicans could join an army that for 20 years was fighting against the IRA. The conflict may be over in Northern Ireland, but isn't it time our laws reflected that Ireland is a separate sovereign state and nothing to do with the UK ?
Oh, and while we are at it, could someone inform the broadcasting companies who insist on giving the Republic of Ireland as much if not more coverage than British nations, as it appears that they too are under the delusion that Ireland is as much a part of the UK as Wales is.