Labour & the Unions, Tories & business
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Individual donations to Labour have plummeted. Hardly surprising now that the greasy pole to honours has been so publicly cut short.
As a consequence, the Labour party are now more dependent than ever on the Trade Unions - they cough up for 87% of all donations to Labour.
The Tories, meanwhile, are still accepting cash from the Midlands Industrial Council - the most recent a £300,000 donation. This despite key members from the MIC being interviewed by police in the cash for peerages affair. The crux of this story was that rich businessmen would give money to the MIC who would then donate to the Conservative party, thus preserving their anonymity. (More HERE) Very sneaky and somewhat against the spirit of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act, I think.
posted by Blamerbell @ 10:53 am,
- At 10:25 am, Rhys Wynne said...
Have you seen this website? It's recently been re-vamped and I can't find info on it quite so easy yet
- At 10:58 am, Blamerbell said...
Yes, I've linked to it in the post. Which reminds me, I need to update the sidebar...
- At 12:18 pm, Rhys Wynne said...
Yes, I've linked to it in the post.