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Where’s the party gone?

Party funding must change for the good of our democracy

By Dan Jellinek  

Ed Miliband has surprised people with his readiness to risk a large chunk of the Labour party's financial base (Image: Duncan Harris)

Ed Miliband’s pledge to reform his party’s links with the trade unions–assuming he can pull it off–seems like a smart move. Not only does it help create the impression that he is capable of leading his party towards an electable centre ground, it paints him as a sleaze-busting democratic reformer.

What has surprised everyone, however, was his readiness to go this far when there is also…

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