Now this tale about the Glenrothes by-election seems more than a tad suspicious.
There is a higher than expected turnout, somehow Labour won it by 6000 votes and yet the electoral registers have gone walk about. From BBC Pravda
The SNP has called for an inquiry after it emerged marked electoral registers for the Glenrothes by-election were lost by the courts.
The registers, which are the only record of who voted in the Westminster election, must be kept for a year.
Tricia Marwick, Nationalist MSP for Central Fife, said the blunder was "beyond belief".
Labour comfortably saw off an SNP challenge to hold the Glenrothes seat, in Fife.
The Scottish Court Service described the incident as "deeply regrettable".
Fife Council said it had a receipt proving the authority handed the electoral registers over to the sheriff clerk at Kirkcaldy.
Ms Marwick called for an independent inquiry, adding: "It is almost beyond belief that a by-election which attracted media coverage throughout the UK, which delivered such a surprise result and had a much higher turnout than anticipated, now has no records to show who actually voted."
They describe it as deeply regretable, well how about we have a new by-election overseen by UN officials like they do in darkest Africa and 3rd World dusty toilet nations? If the officials "lose" the records in the finest tradition of Bob Mugabe then fuck them, lets scrap the election as void and redo it from scratch.
I love this comment on the BBC site:
The ballot papers were counted fair and square in front of the eyes of the world
Said a spokesman for
Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF sorry Scottish Labour.
Well that is as fucking maybe but if papers go missing then some one needs to be held to account, elections need to be seen as honest and transparent with evidence to back that up.
After all Labour are all in favour of exporting democracy to Iraq, Afghanistan and other places, yet "lose the papers" with elections over here?
Still best not kick up a stink after all look what happened to Dr David Kelly when he refused to follow the party line...