Against Tax Funding of Political Parties

One very good argument against State funding of political parties is that it entrenches the current incumbents: further, that it allows the State to define who can be considered as a political party, even to ban some people from standing for election.

Yup, happening here in Portugal, right now.

One comment on “Against Tax Funding of Political Parties

  1. And has happened in Belgium where they also banned *all* private funding of political parties.

    This puts me in a difficult position because I don’t really want to go on record defending the party it was aimed at. But somehow I think banning the quasi-neo-Fascist Vlams Belang in this way is still wrong.

    No doubt it is coming to Britain soon.

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