News from Kyrgyzstan
The sagas across the world about how to achieve "open government" continue.
It is important for people to remember the scuffle involving 200 people in Somerville Road that happened last June.
If we don't have systems of elections that the losing parties accept as being operated properly then this sort of thing will grow (as it has been doing).
Incidentally in the last week there has been news of postal vote fraud in Reading.
What the government should agree to is that postal votes are counted separately to non-postal votes. A simply statutory instrument would do this and it would not impact in any serious way on the mechanics of the election.
Why don't the government want this?