“British politics is riddled with patronage and cronyism”
The premise of Unlock Democracy is simple: far too much power is locked up in the hands of far too few people:
“British politics is riddled with patronage and cronyism, from new political appointments to the House of Lords to knighthoods like Fred Goodwin’s, which he was forced to return for his disgraceful running of the Royal Bank of Scotland”.
“A law was passed in 2009 requiring donors giving more than £7,500 to political parties to declare they are domiciled in the UK for tax purposes. Three years later, this still hasn’t been enforced, and major parties are still accepting large sums of money from non-dom donors. We want to see existing law enforced, and parties handing back the money they shouldn’t have taken in the first place.”
“As we reveal in our “twelve scandals of Christmas” campaign, the UK political system is in a mess – and it needs your help to sort it out.”
Posted on December 9, 2012, in Corporate political nexus, Democracy undermined, Parliamentary failure, Party funding, Vested interests and tagged Christmas, UK political system, Unlock Democracy. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.