POLITICAL PARTIES

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  • Should political parties be state funded?
    • NO
      • Taxpayers should not be expected to bankroll parties that they oppose.
      • Politicians could become isolated from real-world issues if they are denied access from interest groups.
      • Parties will always have unequal resources - not least because there will be differences in membership levels, and human and material resources.
    • YES
      • If parties are not funded by taxpayers, they will be funded by wealthy individuals and interest groups.
      • State funding would allow politicians to focus on representing their constituents rather than courting potential donors.
      • Parties such as the Liberal Democrat could compete on an equal financial footing because funding would be based entirely on membership or electoral performance.

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