@ SA January 15, 2020 at 06:45
Basically agree, but though Peter Lilley helps people realise the clash of interests, if he were to resign the problem would remain, through other forces controlling the firm. What is needed is bringing it under some kind of government control, perhaps run by the Civil Service, with absolute transparency, and much more attention being paid to any possible loopholes. Particularly, the postal voting system needs a thorough shakeup, and the postal votes should be kept separate from ballot box votes, and kept for scrutiny if something seems amiss.
I don’t understand it, but the Venezuelan system should be seriously considered – it has been referred to as the best voting system in the world.
And of course, as you say, an electoral commission with teeth.