Do you agree with how party election campaigns are funded?
Now we are thick into the political debate, the last week has seen arguments erupting about party funding.
The row started when it emerged in the Guardian and on BBCs Panorama programme that some political donors, including ones who had donated money to the labour party, had bank accounts with the Swiss banking division of HSBC and there was a debate about tax avoidance.
Ed Miliband then talked about “dodgy donors” in the Conservative party and a full scale row about donations and tax avoidance started in the House of Commons and media.
Is it right that the parties obtain donations from individuals, companies and trade unions or would it be a lot simpler if they were all allocated a budget from the public purse to use to promote their political manifestos?
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Should political parties obtain their funding from private individuals, companies and trade unions?
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