Friday, 16 November 2007

Should we pay our taxes directly to the Labour party?

Labour have got some cheek to complain about Lord Ashcroft's donations to the Conservative party:

The Government gave £12.8m to the unions (Modernisation Fund). The unions gave £17m in donations to the Labour Party.

That’s money from the TAX PAYER to the GOVERNMENT - from the GOVERNMENT to the UNIONS - and from the UNIONS to the LABOUR PARTY.

Can anyone spot a link? In fact, wouldn’t it be better to cut out the middle men and pay OUR TAXES directly to the LABOUR PARTY?

Fair enough, it could be said that the money given to the unions, by the government on behalf of the tax payer, is different to the money the unions are giving to the Labour party. But why do we the tax payers, need to give the unions £12.8m, when they obviously have £17m to burn on Labour party donations?

Can you smell something? Does it smell like a rodent that likes to frequent our sewers?

I feel sorry most of all for the union members. They are paying their taxes, some of which is finding its way into donations to the Labour party. And then to add insult to injury, they are paying their union fees, which are also finding their way into the Labour party coffers. Do they realise that they are donating twice?

4 comments:

Tony said...

They say great minds think alike Steve... I have been 'banging on' about the Guardian's treatment of Lord Ashcroft its wilful ignorance of the Labour money laundering scandal. The latest piece was today.

Daily Referendum said...

Tony,

It was the Guardian's need to run four stories on Ashcroft in the last two days that prompted me to write this post. This has become some kind of Guardian vendetta ageist a man donating his own money.

Will they report this transfer of money from the tax payer to the Labour party? Not in this lifetime they won't.

Chris said...

Isn't this money laundering! I thought there was a law against that.

Daily Referendum said...

Chris,

Not when you are writing the law as you go along.