Former health secretary Frank Dobson of the privatisation obsessed labour Party said: “If they sent in international observers from the UN to look at these ALMO ballots they’d be denounced as invalid. Vote for the ALMO and you’ll get your house done up – don’t vote for the almo and you’ll live in a shit-heap for ever more. Now is that a fair choice?”
Dobson claimed that government-backed ballots on the future management of council housing would be denounced as invalid if they were scrutinised by United Nations election observers.
Speaking at Defend Council Housing’s annual conference, Mr Dobson claimed that local referendums on whether tenants would accept new management for their council housing involved “rigging, bribery and corruption of every sort that you can imagine”.