Let Wallace Vote!
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I'm James Wallace.
I, along with over one million future Scottish citizens will not be able to vote in the Scottish Referendum on Independence due to take place on 18 September 2014.
I was born in Scotland, all my family live there, I have lived there all my life until I moved to London in 2012 to start my career, I will return. I'm Scottish. if Scotland becomes independent I automatically will become a Scottish citizen but I have no say in this decision. Never before has a vote for independence been based on a franchise like this.
Scotland needs to encourage its workforce to be international, to learn, and to bring this knowledge back to improve our nation. In its history Scots have explored, ventured to new areas in the world and then improved our country. They should not be denied a vote on their future.
I have obtained a legal opinion stating that excluding all non resident Scots is illegal. I have called on the leaders of all parties to come together to ensure that the legality of the referendum cannot be challenged either before or after the independence referendum.
Example: if I lived in New York (or anywhere else in world) I could vote for my Scottish MP in westminster elections. But under these rules would not have a say on whether i get that vote in the future. This makes the referendum franchise rules undemocratic. Fact.
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