Sunday, March 25, 2012

Although not in the same league as the Lord Levy shenanigans, the cash-for-access scandal revealed earlier today must make more compelling the need for strict scrutiny of the funding of political parties.

Just as democracy is founded on one equal vote per person, so political funding must be based on one equal donation per party member.

Only members of political parties should be allowed to donate to party funds, and it should be capped at £20 or £30 (and no state funding and trade union bloc financing).

That will make politicians work harder at getting members and make them much more accountable to those members.

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