COMMENT: Taxpayer funding of political parties would damage our democracy

April 05, 2012 9:06 AM

Writing for Politics.co.uk, Robert Oxley explains how taxpayers got a terrible deal from bailing out the banks and would get another bad one for bailing out politicians.
The allegation that Tory donors were able to effectively buy access to the Prime Minister have intensified the debate over how we fund politics in Britain. Following a week of political scandal it was hardly surprising to see the collective poll ratings of the party leaders fall to their lowest levels ever recorded.

Click here to read the full article on Politics.co.uk

Writing for Politics.co.uk, Robert Oxley explains how taxpayers got a terrible deal from bailing out the banks and would get another bad one for bailing out politicians.
The allegation that Tory donors were able to effectively buy access to the Prime Minister have intensified the debate over how we fund politics in Britain. Following a week of political scandal it was hardly surprising to see the collective poll ratings of the party leaders fall to their lowest levels ever recorded.

Click here to read the full article on Politics.co.uk

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