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The Normalisation of Deviance

Whether there was or was not widespread counting of the breakdown of postal votes in the referendum, why has it suddenly become acceptable for politicians to admit that the practice is going on? The increasing number of postal votes and

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John McTernan of Labour joins the premature enumeration club

John McTernan, Labour strategist and globe-trotting organiser, on Sunday Politics, BBC1, 14th September implying that Better Together had been counting postal votes during the initial opening of the envelopes. I am starting to think that hardly anyone watches politics programmes

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Humza Yousaf Implies that Yes Scotland were also counting postal votes ahead of the count.

Spotted a tweet from @neiledwardlovat pointing out that at 00:32 on BBC1 UK on the night of the referendum, Humza Yousaf implies that Yes Scotland were also sampling postal votes. As I alluded to in a recent post about Ruth

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The Defamation of Ruth Davidson?

On Monday I posted about Ruth Davidson’s comments on the counting of postal votes, posted a video of the comments on Youtube, made a complaint to Police Scotland, emailed the Electoral Management Board Scotland and emailed the Electoral Commission. Having

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Electoral Management Board for Scotland (EMB)

The Electoral Management Board for Scotland (EMB) is a very odd public sector organisation, whose self-proclaimed prime focus is “ensuring that the interests of the voter are kept at the centre of all elections planning and administration”. EMB coordinated the

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Better Together’s Illegal Counting of Postal Votes

On election night Ruth Davidson admitted that Better Together were centrally monitoring the postal votes as they were being opened in the weeks leading up to election day. With 18% of votes posted in, access to this information is strategically

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