Why Don’t Politicians Have a Specific Donations Account?
Dizzy makes a splendidly straightforward suggestion, why don’t politicians have one bank account for donations? They then record each transaction’s source on a register. Guido would also suggest that benefits-in-kind went on the same register. Both the account and register records would be made publicly available online.

If a politician failed to report an item within 30 days they would get a fixed fine of £100. If they failed to report an item after 60 days a £1,000 fine. If they fail to report an item after 90 days a mandatory one month suspension from the house – unpaid.

Party and constituency reporting would continue as now. To accept donations any other way would be a criminal offence. Simple enough even for the most incompetent politician…

mdi-account-multiple-outline Peter Hain
mdi-timer January 16 2008 @ 09:25 mdi-share-variant mdi-twitter mdi-facebook mdi-whatsapp mdi-telegram mdi-linkedin mdi-email mdi-printer
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