Party Funding

Yesterday, the General Secretary of the Labour Party resigned as apparently he was the only Labour official who knew that one of their donors was routinely in the habit of making donations to the Labour Party through third parties. Today we learn from Hilary Benn MP that Baroness Jay knew about the “problem”. I think that the fact the Labour Party find themselves mired in what in previous years was called sleaze is due in no small part to the damage that has ben done to the image of politics in the past ten years. I think it is very regretable that any businessman should feel afraid to donate to any political party under their own name.
Today I have been out delivering a few leaflets and dealing with my own emails and correspondence.