Sunday, September 24, 2006

No to state funding of political parties

The lead editorial in the Sunday Times today made the case against state funding of political parties beautifully:
It is a lazy answer to the parties’ inability to raise their own money through motivating their supporters. No other organisation can fall back on taxpayers’ money simply because it finds itself unpopular and short of cash. It should be no different for political parties. Taxpayers bear quite enough burdens without making them pay for parties which many of them despise.”

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