We All Need Protection
Since investigations are proceeding into allegations of electoral fraud, a Conservative MP has taken it upon himself to warn the Electoral Commission not to risk appearing biased. The BBC appears biased in the eyes of the Conservative Party, and we all know what happened to that. A Channel Four investigation made the original allegations about Conservative election spending, and the Secretary of State for Squatting on Leveson is deliberating appropriate penalties even now. The police have not named the owners of any fat, sweaty necks which may happen to be bulging over whatever collars they are feeling in this case, lest their replacement with those charming people at G4S should be abruptly accelerated. And anyway, lots of other people were doing the same, just like with parliamentary expenses; and if the Electoral Commission has never heard of a gentlemen's agreement, that would really be rather a shame. The Electoral Commission is, on the whole, rather a nice little commission, and it would be a pity if someone were to, all inadvertently-like, just happen to come along and privatise it.