- The Commons voted by an overwhelming margin of 234 to 22 in February to maintain the blanket ban rather than ease it in line with the European judgement.
- Although the motion was not binding on the coalition, the Prime Minister indicated he intended to defy the European Court of Human Rights.
- David Cameron previously said the idea of allowing prisoners to vote made him "physically ill."
- There are concerns the Government could face a huge compensation bill if it does not bring forward reforms before the ECHR's deadline of the end of November.
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