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New Labour Hip To Making Money

by | 31st, July 2007

missingmale.jpg WITH the controversial Home Information Packs set to come into use this week, the Telegraph is claiming that the Labour Party and its members are set to make thousands of pounds from the introduction of the new scheme. (Pic: Beau Bo D’Or)

The paper says that the party has joined forced with a law firm and is set to offer discounted Hips for all its members, as part of its Labour Legal Services.

Labour’s website, which also offers discounts to members on will and accident compensation claims, says, “We are always working to bring our members and supporters the best offers on deals we think will interest them. These deals can benefit you, and help raise money for us.”

Not surprisingly, the opposition parties are less than impressed. Shadow housing minister, Grant Shapps, says, “At the time the Labour Party funding is under such scrutiny, and with debts of £25 million according to the electoral commission, it is alarming to hear they intend to raise money from the introduction of the misguided Hip.”

New Labour and dubious money-making schemes? Where have we heard that before?

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