Wednesday, December 5, 2012

State Funding of Political Parties

Whilst in opposition 1997-2010 the Conservative Party received over £40 million in State funding.   It was called "Short" money after the Labour MP Ted Short who first introduced it.   Since 2010 the Labour Party has been receiving similar amounts each year.   Both of these Parties are fundamentally undemocratic organisations.    Both operate the discredited Electoral College system for their elections.   Effectively they are controlled by a small group of oligarchs.
There should be no State funding to any political party which does not have a democratic constitution which can be changed by the members on the basis of One Member One Vote.

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