RIGHT THAT'S IT. THE GLOVES ARE OFF! FROM NOW ON, I'M JUST GOING
TO SAY WHAT I THINK!
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
IS AFGHANISTAN'S FRAUDULENT ELECTION ANY WORSE THAN LABOUR'S POSTAL BALLOT FRAUD HERE?
Afghan election officials plan to throw out about one million ballots from last month's parliamentary election – eliminating about 23 per cent of the votes due to fraud, according to a Western official.
An electoral worker sorts ballot boxes at a warehouse of the Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Kabul
A fraud-marred presidential election last year nearly derailed international support for Hamid Karzai, the president, turning this year's poll into a test of whether the government is committed to reforms seen as key for justifying Nato funding and troops.
One of the largest criticisms of the election commission last year was that it abandoned its own fraud-detection measures part way through the process, dumping obviously fraudulent ballots into the tally to help Mr Karzai avoid a run-off with his top challenger. It was only after drawn-out investigations that more than a million ballots were thrown out – the majority of them for Mr Karzai.
I was going to comment that if Karzai cannot at this stage of the game run a 'clean' election, then it is time to get out of Afghanistan. But how much worse is it in Afghanistan, than in Britain and Scotland in particular, a country which is supposed to be the mother of all democracies. From Fife to Glasgow to London, Labour IMO have fraudulently counted postal ballots to the point, that if the Returning Officers did not notice the discrepancies they had to be in the employ of Labour.
We are in severe danger in this country of losing any degree of democracy we have left. Having gone through 13 battering years of a Marxist, left-wing, pseudo liberal, dominated attack on our civil rights and our freedom of speech, the Coalition's first step after tackling Labour's debt mountain is to tackle the return of civil liberties, or at least let us think they have been restored.