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.