Britain to get International election monitoring for vote rigging

A delegation from
the Council of Europe is currently mulling whether to invoke international
monitoring of British elections.  

The council
normally monitors countries in the Balkans and the former
USSR; the only western-European nation under
examination is

The stench of
corruption and alleged vote rigging has finally reached the noses of those
bodies who monitor despot nations and third world countries. 

despite the fact that democracy is a relatively recent innovation for many nations, they may – in the council's view – already be better at
implementing it than the

Britains move away from democracy towards a
totalitarian state is being watched carefully by organisation and countries
around the world.

The chairman of
the Committee on Standards in Public Life yesterday delivered
a stinging attack on attempts to modernise the British voting system. 

Speaking to the
annual seminar of the Association of Electoral Administrators in
Brighton, Sir Alistair Graham suggested that
electoral fraud has increased sharply as a result of postal voting, and that
e-voting should be postponed or scrapped.

The number of
votes cast in local elections had apparently increased in some areas following
the introduction of postal balloting. He suggested that perhaps the extra votes
had been posted in job lots by corrupt party hacks, rather than by individual
stay-at-home citizens. 

Sir Alistair
suggested that plans to pilot telephone, text, and e-voting during the upcoming
May local elections should “be put on hold”.

writer believes that any government that has degraded our nation and our way of
life to the point where international bodies feel that we need to be supervised
is both politically and morally bankrupt.

BLAIR and BROWN – time to go,
while we still have enough left to recover.



About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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