20 April 2010
The Exile will vote for UKIP
A leaflet plopped through the letterbox yesterday morning from a certain Fred McGlade who is standing for the United Kingdom Independence Party in Lancaster & Fleetwood. This information means that I have a party that I can vote for next month if only I can register myself in this constituency.
Registration closes today so I have to get myself off to the town hall to fill in the form. Amazingly enough I do not have to produce any document to prove my nationality, according to Gareth, the young fellow that I spoke to on the 'phone.
To make matters even more risible, people from the EU can only vote next month in the local elections, but commonwealth nationals who are settled in the UK can vote in both. However, since nobody seems to check anything, it is possible that a German could claim to be British and thus vote in both, if he was so minded.