Bill's Archived Comments

Monday, 18th February 2002

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Labour Sleaze and Labour's Sleazy Behaviour

Several stories have either started or continued this week:

State Funding of Political Parties

It seems the British public is being softened up to see if it will accept the notion that political parties should be funded out of public funds (i.e. our tax money). The motivation seems to be that this will reduce the need for political parties to scrabble for money from wherever the can get it and make the likelihood of corruption less - on the face of it this might seem like a reasonable idea. But when you scratch below the surface, the deceitfulness of the whole project becomes clear. Why should we be forced to pay what would effectively be a levy (no doubt included within our overall tax bills) to political parties? For example, until recently I paid membership dues and various other donations to the Conservative Party of which I was a member. However, I resigned from that Party as soon as the present Leader, Mr Iain Duncan Smith, was elected to that position in protest at some of the policies he supports. If political parties were funded out of the public purse, any similar protest would be totally meaningless. We must resist this plan.

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