While the UK Conservative Party had the Labour Party on the ropes over wasteful and broken computer contracts, it seems it has a few problems making its own PCs tell the truth.
Under Blighty election rules politicians have to tell the Electoral Commission how much they collected in donations. This is so that everyone knows who has been bribing parties before the general election.
However for some reason the Tories have not been giving accurate details. With the party tipped to win the election it seems that firms are paying a lot of dosh to curry favour. The Conservatives have raised £10 million compared to Labour’s £5 million.
However Chief executive Peter Wardle said his Commission was “extremely disappointed ” with the very high number, and value, of late reported donations, “especially from the Conservative Party”.
He also criticised the Liberal Democrats and the UK Independence Party.
The Conservatives told him that it was nothing to do with companies trying to bribe the Tory party anonymously it was just because of “computer problems”.
The Electoral Commission has met with the Tories who have told them how they will fix these problems.
Unsurprisingly a Conservative spokesman was also unable to give details of what IT problems were behind the delays. After all we are not aware of any function within any software which edits imputed data and then discards embarrassing stuff – unless it is one that was developed by MPs to fill in their expenses.