David Cameron urged to ban migrants from EU referendum

British Prime Minister David Cameron urged to ban migrants from voting EU referendum: UK media

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Updated Jul 28, 2015

After fears have arisen that EU migrants in Britain might vote in favor of staying in the union, British Prime Minister David Cameron has been urged by Tory members of parliament to ban one million Europeans from voting in a future in/out EU referendum, according to the Daily Mail.

Eurosceptic Tory members of parliament are concerned that pro-Europe Tory ministers would like to give European nationals living in the UK a vote in the promised referendum.

The EU referendum is expected to take place by the end of 2017.

According to the UK law, people from other EU countries are banned from voting in general elections but do have a say in local elections.

The Daily Mail has reported that Tory member of parliament called on Cameron Saturday evening to ban EU nationals from voting.

Davies said that “There is a massive concern that the referendum could be rigged to deliver a desired outcome.”

“But it would be unjustifiable if EU nationals were allowed to take part in this vote.”

Forty five million people are registered on the General Election roll and it is estimated that there are only 1.5 million EU migrants in Britain that could have say in the referendum.

These speculations follow British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond’s comments saying he wants wants a “fast” settlement process, which would make the UK a “wholehearted participant” within the EU.

TRTWorld and agencies