No, fuck off mateys

A huge increase in state funding of political parties, worth up to £100m over a five-year parliament, is being proposed by a government-commissioned inquiry.

No, no more of our money for you lot. Bugger off.

One little wrinkle:

The draft report is proposing that parties receive funding worth £3 per vote they receive.

That makes it profitable to run as a candidate if you get 166 votes after putting up your £500 deposit.

If you\’ve a bit of a name in a constituency you could actually make quite a tidy little profit in running to lose.

7 comments on “No, fuck off mateys

  1. Surprise, surprise:

    “Tories argue that they would lose a third of their income under the proposals, but the Lib Dems are strong supporters”

    Do we need any further evidence that Lib Dems are malignant parasites?

    We need to liquidate those Lib Dem cunts.

    Pardon my language.

  2. If you’ve a bit of a name in a constituency you could actually make quite a tidy little profit in running to lose.

    Chortle. Did you learn nothing from The Producers?

  3. Remind me what it’s called when you haven’t got any money and see a big pile of it that isn’t yours but you help yourself to it anyway, with threat of violence or imprisonment to the owner if they don’t cough up?

    I do love applying politician’s excuses to everyday life.

    “Well officer, I used to cadge a few bob off me mates, but they’ve gone right off me, so when I passed the Pound Shop I thought, well, it’s only right I take a bit of cash off ’em, cos otherwise how can I afford me beer?”

  4. “If you’ve a bit of a name in a constituency you could actually make quite a tidy little profit in running to lose.”

    Electioneering on a ticket of ‘vote for me to deny the others your money’ or maybe a voter rebate.

    If the figure per vote was fixed there would be mileage in not voting to starve the shits out of Westminster. Until I see the report I’ll cynically assume it will be a variable figure worked out backwards to disburse a fixed total.

  5. Not quite sure what this lot in power are really doing apart from tinkering around the edges. I’m sure they had hoped the economy would recover while they did sweet fuck all thereby looking like they “did something”. I’m sure Labour will get voted in at the next election based on it’s the economy stupid principle. Then things will really go downhill. Anyways, I won’t be living in the UK by then.

  6. The current Canadian government is moving to get rid of a similar system we have over here.

    A previous administration cut off the political parties from business/corporate and union donations. As compensation for this, they were given a $2.00 per vote subsidy.

    The current government wants to get rid of this as well, so political parties could only get their money from individual donors and with a maximum amount allowed also.

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