Power corrupts ….. and postal voting helped in Tower Hamlets

For those of you (like us) who enjoy this sort of thing, here is the 200 page judgment on the corruption and abuse of power that took place in Tower Hamlets recently.  In parts it reads like a fiction thriller – if only it were.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/judgment.pdf

This has led to the Electoral Commission promising to have a good hard look at the processes of dealing with corruption in local authorities, and not before time:

http://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=22747%3Aelectoral-commission-to-see-what-lessons-can-be-learned-from-tower-hamlets&catid=59&Itemid=27

In particular, it shows that the whole process of postal voting is very open to abuse and needs to be strengthened.