DIANE Abacus has been caught-out putting her foot in it yet again – this time essentially accusing her own party of being right-wing.
Labour’s national embarrassment (one of many) Diane Abbott made the comment in response to the welcomed report that Boris Johnson’s government are responsibly seeking to embark on a crusade to safeguard democracy – something that the Labour Party undoubtedly fear will make it harder for their ballot-burgling associates such as Peterborough’s Tariq Mahmood to rig elections for them.
Straightforward voter suppression on the model of the American right https://t.co/dpKzJGcoXW
— Diane Abbott (@HackneyAbbott) October 13, 2019
In stating that those who try to implement voter ID are “right-wing”, Abbot – in typical Abbott fashion – awkwardly (or perhaps conveniently) forgets that voter ID has already been rolled out by a British political party – LABOUR.
In 2002, under Tony Blair’s leadership, the Labour Party and its supporters welcomed whole-heartedly the introduction of the legal requirement to show ID at polling stations in Northern Ireland.
The Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which reformed the electoral system in Northern Ireland. The act amended the Representation of the People Act 1983 by strengthening the requirements in the electoral registration process and requiring photographic identification at polling stations. It has since proven hugely successful in tackling electoral fraud and reinforcing public confidence in the electoral process.
Within moments, members of the British public rained-down with anger and calls of hypocrisy towards the many Labour politicians condemning the new proposed measures, including Abbott and weak Sadiq Khan.
So you condone voter fraud. Says it all really. Id will help stamp out voter fraud . I thought you would be for that. If anyone objects, they have something to hide.
— JoJo Brexit now #fightfordemocracy (@doncasterleave) October 13, 2019
Labour seems to be agitated by this simple thing. I wonder if that is anything to do with the levels of voter fraud 🤔
— Mhairi Brown (@MhairiBrown4) October 13, 2019
In the latest illogical argument against the introduction of voter ID, many have claimed that voter suppression will arise due to the “poor not being able to obtain ID to vote with” – despite this argument being instantly shot down by the fact that the new government proposals also include a pledge to provide ID’s for free to those who need them.
Just cos you don’t care about electoral fraud doesn’t mean the vast majority of the UK don’t either.
Most other countries implement id… Its about time we did.
Anyway, If you’ve got nothing to hide, what’s the problem? 🤷🏼♀️
— Emma Louisa J 🥂🍾🏴🏴🇬🇧 (@Emmalouisajones) October 13, 2019
It seems that Labour and its democracy-deniers are simply fearful of Johnson’s latest move to outmanoeuvre those who try to steal the voices of the British electorate – and they have every reason to be.