Tuesday, March 27, 2012
How to raise party funds and make British politics popular again
This piece of mine on the 'Cash for Access' scandal, appears in The Week/The First Post.
Neil Clark: State funding is not the answer: parties need to chase new members and donors with non-elitist policies
"WHEN we talk about your donations, the first thing we want to do is get you at the Cameron/Osborne dinners... If you are unhappy about something... we'll listen to you and put it into the policy committee at No 10."
However much Conservative party apparatchiks, currently engaged in a desperate damage limitation exercise, try to portray the party's former Treasurer Peter Cruddas as a braggart and a bullshitter, the damage has surely been done. Peter Cruddas's words, captured on film in a Sunday Times sting, have exposed, for anyone who still had any doubts, the rottenness at the heart of British politics.
You can read the whole piece here.