05 May 2010
Now Labour is trying to fiddle the ballots
Investigating voter registration fraud can be dangerous as the Independent's Jerome Taylor found out to his cost. He was battered to the ground by a gang of Pakistanis in Bow, East London, one of the blackspots for this type of political fraud.
The Daily Mail has more on the story, but the good news is that the Conservatives, Respect and the Liberal-Democrats are all pushing hard for the police to mount a full investigation into what seems to be Nu-Labour's last desperate attempt to hold onto its former stronghold seats by whatever means it can.
Nu-Labour changed the rules to allow just about anyone to claim a postal ballot, and since no proof of identity is even needed to register to vote, it is quite possible for a person to register any number of fictitious people to a house and then claim a postal vote for them.
The sooner that rancid collection of spivs, chancers and dodgy ethnic types that is known as New Labour is out of office the better.