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A £5,000 cap on donations?
'Manifesto at 2015 general election expected to include pledge to 'take the big money out of politics' - but it has yet to reach a consensus with Tories and Lib Dems'
party-funding  politics  posttofacebook  money  westminster  UK  interesting  Labour-party 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Political parties shelve funding reform talks
"Labour would not move on trade union funding, while the Conservatives would not make concessions on big donations" Liberal Democrats stood in front of a small china pig and growled at anyone who came near.
party-funding  politics  fail  with-added-wit-shamelessly-stolen-from-Aquarion  corruption  UK  westminster 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Prime minister's private dinners net Tories £700,000 | Politics | The Guardian
'Conservatives accused of taking cash for government access as Labour insists receptions for its donors are different'
party-funding  politics  posttofacebook  corruption  Conservatives  money  image  interesting  Westminster 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Unions fail to inform members they can opt out of Labour funding - Telegraph
Nearly all of the UK’s biggest unions fail to tell new members that they do
not have to fund the Labour party when they join, independent research has
found.
interesting  politics  Unlock-Democracy  admission-of-interest;-I-work-for-Unlock-Democracy  Labour-party  Westminster  party-funding  unions  money 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why is the government dragging its heels over party funding law? | Unlock Democracy
'Three years after receiving Royal Assent, the law is still not being enforced. First, Labour decided to delay its enforcement until after the general election. Two years after, it is still awaiting a commencement order from a minister in the current government so the Electoral Commission can begin to enforce the law and give it teeth.'
money  UK  party-funding  corruption  interesting  Westminster  politics  wtf 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
SearchTheMoney.com
Website looking at where Tory MPs get their donations. NB: Is a partisan website paid for by unions that fund the Labour Party. Still, some interesting stuff there, and may help the push towards party funding reform.
interesting  politics  party-funding  partisan  Conservative-party  unions  posttofacebook  Freedom-of-Information  money  Westminster 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
David Cameron reveals Tory donors dinners list - The Independent
So, a register of dinner guests is happening. How about decent register of lobbyists too? And while they're at it, a donations database that allows you to uniquely identify people.
Conservatives  food  money  corruption  posttofacebook  party-funding  lobbying  Westminster  UK  news  politics  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink

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