THE MEN MONEY; Democracy Will Be the Loser If Political Parties Fail to Drag Themselves into the Real World and Rely on the Taxpayer to Fund Them, Says Mark Wallace
Byline: Mark Wallace
We ought, by now, to be used to the wily ways of our politicians. What with the notoriety of the dark arts of spin, the Government advisers caught suggesting they could "bury bad news" on September 11 and Peter Mandelson's amazing ability to win new and influential jobs almost as fast as he gets sacked from them, the British public are quite savvy about political wheeling and dealing.
When new, high-profile Government initiatives are announced, people almost automatically scour the rest of the news to see which Minister has been caught doing something embarrassing that needed pushing off the front page.
It is all the more remarkable, then, that we didn't spot sooner the advantage the political parties would seek to gain from the cash for peerages …
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Publication information: Article title: THE MEN MONEY; Democracy Will Be the Loser If Political Parties Fail to Drag Themselves into the Real World and Rely on the Taxpayer to Fund Them, Says Mark Wallace. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: February 19, 2007. Page number: 9. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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