There are some days when I couldn’t feel more alienated from UK politics, and today is one of them. While we are still struggling to comprehend why the people of Rochester and Strood just re-elected an MP who is a virtual caricature of every worst Westminster character trait imaginable in what they seem to think… Continue reading Have we reached peak flag?
One of the common arguments by the supporters of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill is that it will prevent the UK equivalent of the Koch Brothers from being able to buy the political process for their own nefarious ends. So it is with good timing that Paul Sykes has… Continue reading Remind me how the gagging law will prevent a UK “Koch Brothers” again?
So the Lib Dems won’t be handing back the £2.4m donation from 5th Avenue Partners Ltd after all. Yay. I do hope however (against all the evidence?) that this won’t now result in large numbers of Lib Dems crowing about how the party’s actions have been vindicated and that the was never any question that… Continue reading Michael Brown donation: we got lucky