So, we now know who gets to vote in the EU referendum. To summarise:
- 16 and 17 year olds do not get to take part;
- also, under 16s do not get to take part;
- EU citizens residing in the UK do not get to take part;
- unless they are from Malta, or Cyprus, or Ireland – then they do;
- British ex-pats who moved away within the last 15 years do get to take part;
- Commonwealth citizens in the UK also get to take part;
- residents of Gibraltar may take part (unless they are monkeys);
- residents of the Falkland Islands may not take part (even if they are penguins);
- despite repeated warnings from the European Court of Human Rights, prisoners will not get to take part; and
- SNP MSPs do not get to take part (if they also happen to be from France).
Hope that’s all clear?
This is, of course, in preparation for the promised in/out referendum on the UK’s continued membership of the Commonwealth, for which EU citizens will have the vote, but no Commonwealth citizens will.