February 20th, 2013

Party Funding Figures Out

cashParty funding figures for the last quarter are out. Excluding public money, between October and December last year the Tories received £3,309,109 in donations, Labour £2,592,885 and the LibDems just £570,959. The three biggest donors were Unite, Unison and the GMB, who funnelled over £1.5 million of their gold to you know who. Things don’t change…


57 Comments

  1. 1
    Owin Jones says:

    Don’t knock it, stating the obvious can be a revolutionary act!

    • 5
      CarryHole is a stupendous Hunt says:

      http://www.ukip.org/content/latest-news/2958-now-former-lib-dem-mayor-is-backing-diane-in-eastleigh

      Glynn Davies-Dear worked as constituency caseworker for LibDem MP David Chidgey but has now ripped up his LibDem membership card and is calling on the people of Eastleigh to support UKIP candidate Diane James in the by-election on February 28.

      Mr Davies-Dear has served for 20 years a Lib Dem borough councillor and 12 years as a county councillor.

      • 14
        Anonymous says:

        Union many are raised by payments made by many and given to improve the living standard of many. When a rich man gives £1.5m he gives it to raise the living standard of himself, so its not for the greater good.

        Only issue I have when union raise money from public servants is, most aren’t value for money so they give it to increase inefficiencies.

      • 33
        Anonymous says:

        A jobless mother appeared on national TV today to defend herself after widespread outrage over her having the upkeep of her 11 children and a purpose-built six-bedroom home paid for by taxpayers.

        Unemployed redhead Heather Frost, 37, of Churchdown, Gloucestershire, was on ITV’s Daybreak to insist she ‘didn’t beg’ for the £400,000 eco-home and was now ’50/50 whether I’m going to take it’.

        Her daughter Angel, 16, was also on the show to mount a defence of her mother after MailOnline revealed yesterday that the family had the means to keep a horse called Annie, bought last year.

        Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2281172/Mother-11-having-400k-taxpayer-funded-house-built-says-in.html#ixzz2LRdckaoM
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      • 42
        T'Old Fella says:

        “the Tories received £3,309,109 in donations” so where did that lot come from, the usual in money terms then the Cons should walk into power

    • 12

      The union leaders selected Ed, the union members paid for Ed.

      If Cameron wasn’t so spineless, Miliband would be a joke. As it is, in a couple of years, he’ll be a bought-and-paid-for Prime Minister.

  2. 2
    B Boyd says:

    Nothing to see here

  3. 3
    CarryHole is a stupendous Hunt says:

    Need to ban non-voters from contributing to political parties.

  4. 4
    Jimmy says:

    “The three biggest doners”

    Those are some expensive kebabs

  5. 6
    spread the bumsex, feel the love says:

    “doners” – which illiterate cvnt is supposed to be in charge today?

  6. 7
    Tuscan Tony says:

    “Their gold”?

    Some of that old Union Modernisation Fund taxpayer cash finding its way back to Labour.

  7. 8
    Huhne Cellblock H says:

    Who on earth is still donating to the Liberal Democrats? What could they possibly hope to gain by it?

  8. 9

    Hmmm, one party takes money from people who want better pay / jobs… the other party takes money from people who want to lower pay / cut jobs.
    Things don’t change.

  9. 10
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    1.5 million pounds worth of union members subs, but how much went on the two union bosses salaries and pensions. I would hazard a guess of around 250,000 pounds for salaries, pensions and perks. That’s just the start.
    Comrades, brothers, do you not think you are being stung?

    • 40
      Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

      I haven’t been a union member for several years now. Wild horses couldn’t drag me back. They stab us working class white English in the back, and they’re sod all use when you actually need the bastards.

      • 51
        Plato Chips please luv says:

        Several hundred thousand ex-union members would seem to agree with you. I tore my card up in 1982 – and gave myself a 170 quid tax free annual pay rise in the process, which is much more than the union ‘negotiators’ ever got for me.

        It is such a shame that union members today seem to be too thick to realise that they funding a very luxurious lifestyle for their leaders. You would think that so called ‘educated’ teachers would be bright enough to suss this out for themselves.

  10. 15
    Steve Miliband says:

    Wunoshun

  11. 16
    Pied Piper of Scroungers says:

    Ed Miliband dances to the tune of the union barons.

  12. 19
    James Delingpole says:

    doners? Messrs Staines and Cole clearly enjoy their kebabs but this is taking it too far.

  13. 20
    James says:

    Time to impose a £100k cap on political donations…

  14. 21
    Moussa Koussa Mark 6 says:

    Hi Guido.

    Have you received you orders for the day, from The Gimp Gove office yet.

    PS Pound in Free Fall !!!!!

  15. 22
    Moussa Koussa Mark 6 says:

    Correction. The Spelling neo nuts will be foaming

    Hi Guido.

    Have you received your orders for the day, from The Gimp Gove office Spads yet.

    PS Pound in Free Fall !!!!!

  16. 23
    James O'Brien says:

    I’m a total c-unt, aren’t I?

  17. 25
    Moussa Koussa Mark 6 says:

    How much did you donate to Dave and Co Guido….LOL

  18. 27
    keeshond8 says:

    Why begrudge the LibDems receiving around 17.5% of the Tories’ donations? After all, had there been state funding they would have received an amount proportionate to each party’s vote share in the last general election: 65.5% of that of their coalition partners…..so rather more than £571,000.

  19. 28
    Rinka Scott says:

    Afghan hounds do not seem to have much fight in them.

  20. 29
    King of Mervyn Gardens says:

    We definitely need more QE. The currency is so debauched that a few more hundred billion won’t matter. Anyway I’ll be fucking off soon to spend more time with my pension(already converted into euros!)

  21. 30
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP.

  22. 32
    Cockney Rebel says:

    I’m fed up of living in a multi-culti shithole like London. I’m thinking of moving north to get away from it. Somewhere nice like Bradford or Blackburn.

    • 37
      The Exit Gift Voucher, The Gift That Really Does Last Forever says:

      I’d only recommend if you can time travel to the 1950s as well.

      • 53
        Extremely ancient seafarer says:

        Silly boy! If he could time travel to the 1950s he would not be needing to get out of London. Used to be a lovely place to live back then.

  23. 55
    I don't want to share the same air as the Edinburgh socialist dogshite says:

    How much debt are the Labour Party in now.

  24. 56
    Jess The Dog says:

    Stop all donations Make the parties rely on individual membership subscriptions. Then we might see the country run properly.

  25. 57
    Madam Stemcor says:

    PAH! chump change you chumps.


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“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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