It has, without consultation or a change in the law, slammed shut the principal way that investigating corruption of the register may be properly conducted.
Labour claims to be concerned about what they call “voter suppression.” They should sort out their own Party.
Consider the case of the man whose death was registered in Bangladesh on election day. Miraculously, his vote was recorded thousands of miles away in Tower Hamlets.
In April 2020, Lutfur Rahman will have his disqualification lifted. He will be free to stand in the 2022 local elections. Will the police have learned anything?
In 1872 the secret ballot was introduced to prevent open voting. 137 years later, the United Kingdom cannot guarantee a secret ballot in our capital city.
£750,000 is allocated for “mother tongue teaching”. Yet there is almost no budget for English as a spoken language for non-English-speaking parents.
Will it be bad news for democracy in Tower Hamlets in 2018? The old tactics of toxic allegations in anonymous leaflets are being seen again.
The Crown Prosecution Service and the police are still failing to uphold democracy in Tower Hamlets.
If it is good enough for internal Labour selections then why not for council and General Elections?
There will now be a by-election in the Whitechapel Ward. But will the police ensure that it is free and fair?
If you interview a Trotskyite, say so. Do not pretend he is simply an academic.
There is a huge amount of work to be done to restore and defend our democracy.
How much time will they devote to the actual results in this fascinating round of elections?
The rules not only need to be updated but also to be enforced.
A month ago, this site carried assessments of how Goldsmith’s campaign is going. Now the authors return for an update.