A delegation from
the Council of Europe is currently mulling whether to invoke international
monitoring of British elections.
normally monitors countries in the Balkans and the former USSR; the only western-European nation under
examination is Monaco.
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 UK.
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
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.