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Some of Our Money The Politicians Aren’t Going To Get: The Party Funding Game

by | 22nd, November 2011

ALL most amusing over the financing of political parties.

Here were the basic positions going into the whole let’s talk about reforming it process.

Tories: we get lots of money from rich donors in great big wads. So we don’t want to stop that, not unless Labour also stops getting great big wads of money from the unions.

Labour: we get lots of money from unions in great big wads. So we don’t want to stop that, not unless the Tories also stop getting great big wads of money from rich donors.

Lib Dems: we don’t get rich donors or union support so instead we should be given taxpayer money. You know, a few quid for everyone who voted or us.

Here’s the positions at the end of the process of talking about reform.

Tories: we get lots of money from rich donors in great big wads. So we don’t want to stop that, not unless Labour also stops getting great big wads of money from the unions. And they won’t so we won’t.

Labour: we get lots of money from unions in great big wads. So we don’t want to stop that, not unless the Tories also stop getting great big wads of money from rich donors. And they won’t so we won’t.

Lib Dems: We’re not going to get any votes next election so maybe that’s not a great idea.

And what the Plain People of Britain were saying all along? Look, if you can’t pay for your drinks parties yourselves then you can fuck right off, you’re not having any of mine.

As ever the Plain People of Britain had it right first time.



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