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What you didn’t know about party funding

Party donor rosters often read like an argument for public funding of politics

Politicians need to do what they can to scrape together funds. © LUKE MACGREGOR/WPA Rota/Press Association Images

Read Vernon Bogdanor on why we need public funding for political parties

“Whenever party funding scandals hit the news, the public aren’t surprised. In fact, they have grown to expect it.”

Such was the conclusion of a recent Electoral Reform Society report, quoted by Vernon Bogdanor in a piece for this month’s Prospect. Receiving only minimal public…

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