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Money talks – Good news for Cameron, bad news for democracy? August 26, 2009

Posted by levensclaire in Politics.
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Interesting data from the Electoral Commission today provides an insight into political funding.  In the last quarter the Tories banked 49% of all political donations, with Labour enjoying only 33%.  Bad news for Gordon – especially as one political insider was recently suggesting a March election.

Whenever the election – money  – it be donations or expenses will be a key issue.  Time to grow up, I think, and accept that we need to pay parliamentarians an appropriate salary and that perhaps state funding of political parties is the least bad option.