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.
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.
If the Cabinet Office won’t help defend democracy, why should ordinary citizens do it? The wrong signal is being sent out.
£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.
Call 0800 555 111 – or use the online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org, where you won’t have to give your personal details.
Sir Eric’s proposals are a welcome first step towards restoring trust in the ballot box, but photographic evidence is the essential gold standard.
More scandal from Tower Hamlets emerges – yet the Electoral Commission remains silent.
The local Tory leader says that the police are turning a blind eye to the flouting of electoral law, public subsidies for mosques, and expressions of support for Hitler.
The Conservative candidate Peter Golds came third.
It is right to recognise Pickles’ achievements as Communities Secretary – but he must be supported in his new role too.
In Tower Hamlets and elsewhere the law, the Electoral Commission and the police have been found grievously wanting.
Two things to vote against, and one to vote for.
By their inactions, which I list in this article, they are partly responsible for the electoral scandals that have made the borough notorious.
Len McCluskey sent a “personal message of support” to a rally in support of the corrupt former Mayor.
Plus: The CCHQ charm school. Disgraceful Livingstone. Untruthful Clegg. Nasty Russell Brand. Where I’ll be on election night. And: Advice to candidates for the count.