Sunday, June 24, 2007

Poverty linked to lack of education

This headline from the BBC obviously reflects somebody's amazement, but it's not mine:
Poverty linked to spoiled ballots

Of course it's referring to the enormous number (c 140,000) of spoilt ballot papers in the recent Scottish elections.

I like the last sentence:
The Strathclyde report's authors said action was needed to restore public confidence in the Scottish election system.

I suggest reintroducing banishment as an electoral option might do the trick.

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