Paying for the Party: Myths and realities in British political finance

Apr 16, 2008

Foreword by David Butler

The case for urgent reform of Britain’s political finance laws, and for increased state funding of political parties, is generally based on the premise that the expenditures of British political parties have rocketed.
The extensive new research and documentation in this study shows that the reformers are proposing to cure a largely imaginary malady. Furthermore, the proposed medication could have a toxic effect on Britain’s parties and democracy. There is no ‘arms race’.

Author

Dr Michael Pinto-Duschinsky

Dr Michael Pinto-Duschinsky
Former Senior Consultant to Policy Exchange, Political Institutions Read Full Bio

Roger Gough

Roger Gough
Head of Government & Constitution Unit, 2006-2009 Read Full Bio

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