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The Tories call it electoral reform. Looks more like a bid to rig the system | Nick Cohen
The party is doing all it can to disenfranchise every type of voter unlikely to support it

Nick Cohen

18, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Tory MPs call it reform, but the elections bill looks more like a heist
Alongside mandating voter ID, the government plans to keep the Electoral Commission – which oversees elections – in check, says Guardian columnist Rafael Behr

Rafael Behr

08, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Taliban are showing us the dangers of personal data falling into the wrong hands
Digital ID systems are a powerful development tool, providing a legal identity to millions, but their misuse can be deadly

Emrys Schoemaker

07, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Can facial analysis technology create a child-safe internet?
Determining a person’s age online seems like an intractable problem. But new technology and laws could be on the brink of solving it

Alex Hern

11, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Fake voters exist only in Boris Johnson’s fevered imagination
The prime minister’s push against voting rights has no place in mainstream politics

Nick Cohen

10, Jul, 2021 @6:00 PM

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‘They said I don’t exist. But I am here’: one woman’s battle to prove she isn’t dead
Five years ago, Jeanne Pouchain was declared dead by a French court. It was news to her – and just the beginning of a Kafkaesque nightmare.

Kim Willsher

03, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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How Dylan’s UK chart run ended in Tears | Brief letters
Brief letters: Ken Dodd | ID cards | Typos | Boris Johnson | Birthday wishes


30, May, 2021 @3:40 PM

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Mandatory voter ID will cost £40m over a decade, Labour estimates
Exclusive: party says the policy which would require the use of photo ID to vote is ‘a total waste of taxpayers’ money’

Peter Walker

21, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Johnson’s voter ID checks are not about electoral fraud, they’re about power | Simon Jenkins
Britain’s elections have a clean bill of health, and yet the government is wilfully hindering people’s right to vote, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

18, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Voter ID plan is a thinly veiled Tory power grab | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the government’s move to make photo ID mandatory at polling stations, announced in the Queen’s speech this week


13, May, 2021 @5:48 PM

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More than 2m voters may lack photo ID required under new UK bill
Critics warn older, disabled and homeless people risk being unfairly denied democratic say

Peter Walker, Heather Stewart and Haroon Siddique

11, May, 2021 @6:08 PM

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Supreme court to hear challenge to UK's voter ID trial in 2019 election
Exclusive: Case could affect expected rollout of scheme seen as disenfranchising marginalised people

Haroon Siddique

18, Mar, 2021 @12:06 PM

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