Our most fundamental right; Shame that it takes a criminal to shine some light on it
Today Barrister Richard Francois, acting alongside Taylor, said voting was one of the most fundamental rights.
"For some it's the most fundamental. For others, it doesn't matter.
"You can take away that right with legislation, without restriction. My clients say that's an assault on fundamental rights.
"The right to affirm one's allegiance to politics and to society, and the power to recall a Government to its duties and obligations are cornerstones.
"Decisions of government affect all our life. Decisions of family, of education, a home to rear one's children.
"All of that dependent on voting. And all of that can be taken away by a Government that doesn't respect its people."
Francois said that Government was only by the consent of its people, and Parliament couldn't be allowed to "do whatever it likes" to act against its people.