It is time for International Election Monitors

I know I have written
about this subject before,
but now the time for voting us apon us, we must look at the legitimacy of the
system employed by the government to collect and count our votes. 

It is being
widely reported
here and again here
that Government pushed for new postal scanning systems and electronic voting
systems to be made available, even though no testing of these systems has taken
place, and in some cases the equipment has not been delivered to local
councils. The Security of the electronic voting systems is also in question

The threat to the
British people of abuse of the electoral system is huge, and the desire of
Labour to win at all costs is even higher.

The chairman of
the Committee on Standards in Public Life Sir Alistair Graham, suggested in February
that electoral fraud has increased sharply as a result of postal voting, and
that e-voting should be postponed or scrapped.

Even today, John
Turner, the chief executive of the Association of Electoral Administrators, said
that a new system for vote counting may not be up to the job.

Turner has warned
that because of the rushed implementation legitimate votes could be rejected,
and councils may have to postpone the count as returning officers resort to the
manual checking of thousands and thousands of ballot papers.

He said the new system should
have been piloted at a small number of local authorities. “It could then
have been rolled out on a national basis in 2008,” he said. The government
decided to go ahead this year, however.

The BBC is reporting massive increases in demand for postal votes, up by 600% in some areas, and we wonder whether this is anything to do with the revelations earlier this week of EU citizens and immigrant voting rights. Is it possible that newly arrived immigrants are being targeted and being told to vote in this way.

Don’t be
surprised to see many Labour councillors returned in areas where everyone
thought that they stood no chance. If this is allowed to go unmonitored and
unchecked, then the very idea of democracy is dead in this country.

Its time for
International Monitors to watch over those who are responsible for counting the
votes, in the name of democracy and freedom. A delegation from the Council of
Europe looked at this in early February, but their report has never been


NuLab –
from the inside out.




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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