Smoke and mirrors over Party Funding

There is some serious engineering work going on in Westminster, events engineering that is or to give it its more popular name Smoke and Mirrors.

The Government are going to trick you into believing that it has a moral compass over the amount of party funding and sleaze that is going on, and that state funding of political parties is the only way to stop it.

Article 191 of the Nice Treaty provides provisions for EU state funding for political parties, but only those who have European presence. Those parties who are only national do not qualify for such funding. Hidden amongst other related documents are the fine details.  The Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States. 18 December 2007.

Article 191(2)*: Is the Statute for European Political parties (subject to a
declaration stating that Community funds cannot be used to fund, either
directly or indirectly, national political parties).

Now, as we all know, each EU member country will enact into its own laws those statues of the EU Treaties, but within their own time-scales. In other words, when they can engineer events to suit their own national interests.

So what has this got to do with Gordon Brown and his bunch of cronies. A couple of weeks ago Wonko hypothesised
that Liebour were intentionally bringing disrepute to Westminster over
party funding to make state-funding appear to be the only option left
to stop the corruption.
See how the Smoke and Mirrors is shaping up.

Up until now, only Liebour have been found to have taken illegal
donations so it would have been difficult to gloss over the fact that
they are the single cause of the problem to justify such a major change
to the political system as state funding of political parties.

However, now a Tory MP, Derek Conway, is being investigated by the police over
improper use of public money, this gives them the “evidence” they
needed to bring in measures that encompass the whole political system and not just their own rotten party.

The timing couldn’t be better, says Wonko, I predict an announcement on state funding of political parties within the next fortnight. But, you can bet that Gordon will pretend that its all his own idea, based upon his father's morals.
That man could lie for England, its a pity he cant stand to speak its name however.

The same is now happening in Portugal. (its also interesting to note that the Portuguese Prime Minister also got elected on a manifesto that stipulated a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, that he is now refusing to give his own people).

Nigel Farage on his blog and the UKIP website have brought to our attention a
rather alarming situation that our colleagues in Portugal are about to find
themselves in.

The PND [Partido da Nova Democracia] under Manuel Montiero have
some similar aims to ours, especially to regain control of their fishing and to
oppose the constitution.

However a new law comes into force in Portugal in March
2008 that states political parties must have 5000 registered members or they
will be declared illegal. Additionally, the names and addresses of the members
must be given to the Portuguese authorities.

This will mean that ten of
Portugal’s fourteen political parties will disappear and the PND is one of them.
This intolerance to opposition means that new parties would never be created,
existing ones become more powerful and they alone would control party

The Warning Signs are now lighting up all over Europe.

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About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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0 Responses to Smoke and mirrors over Party Funding

  1. Anonymous says:

    And it is not just in Europe that this is happening! In New Zealand there is the Electoral Finance Act which is equally seen as a block on free speech. See my post on the topic at , and follow the links to NZ.