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.

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  1. So Much For Subtlety

    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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