The former chair of Conservative Future has suggested that the unemployed should not be allowed to vote. Tom Bursnall, who recently defected from the Tories to UKIP on Windsor and Maidenhead Council, specifically targeted the unemployed people on his Pro Capitalist blog, asking:
“Should people on benefits be allowed to vote?”
And it gets worse — when “Batsh*t Bursnall” goes on to suggest that rich people should receive more votes than the poor:
“It would be terribly ‘unfair’ of you to give equal representation rights to the chap who contributes 50 times more than the next person. In the same way as if you own 60% of shares of a company, you’ll get 60% of the voting rights at the Annual General Meeting.”
With Tom and his councillor wife trousering more than £14,000 from the taxpayer, Scrapbook wonders how many more votes the Bursnall household would receive.