Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Bangladeshi democracy and 7m errors on the electoral roll

Democracy in Bangladesh involves a lot of bribery and a lot of electoral fraud. If one man one vote is good, then five must be better. It's a cultural thing. And to coin a saying, you can take the voter out of Bangladesh but you can't take Bangladesh out of the voter; the Mail reports this morning on widespread Bangladeshi postal voting fraud in the East end of London and elsewhere.

And it's by no means just the Bangladeshis who are at it. Labour's introduction of postal votes for all has given the UK greater scope for electoral personation than Iraq or Afghanistan, and this election will be sure to produce a record crop of electoral frauds as ethnic groups and Labour cabals (and yes, it is Labour 99% of the time) across the land attempt to seize municipal treasuries in areas with council elections or push a favoured cousin towards the Parliamentary trough.

Michael Pinto-Duschinsky has estimated that errors on the UK's electoral roll could be as high as 7m; 3.5m on the register who shouldn't be, and 3.5m missing who should be.

And if that doesn't take us straight into banana republic territory, I don't know what does.

2 comments:

The Great Simpleton said...

Vote early, vote often.

woodsy42 said...

Banana Republic territory? We are much better than that - surely we will be a banana monarchy.