Saturday, 14 September 2013

NO to 'State' funding

With the party conferences kicking off, surely only the BBC will be devoting more than a mobile cam crew and a local correspondent on their doings (mobile in case a better story involving a donkey or an amusing cat breaks while they're in the area). The Speccie comments "The website ConservativeHome (which now stages its own conferences) last month surveyed Conservative constituency associations which do return membership figures. It ads up to just under 60,000 paid-up members. This suggests total membership is unlikely to exceed 100,000 — less than half of the 253,600 when Cameron was elected leader."

If this is the case the total membership of the big three may not be the 1% of the electorate of 45m that I have been quoting - but a devastatingly irrelevant 0.5%. 

But of course the BBC and the other channels will continue to give these non-events of the most minority of small-membership organisations in the country undue coverage. Their future depends on the continuance of a central metropolitan political class divorced from the people they govern. And now it really won't be long before we have to subsidise them even further from our taxes as their membership flatlines - unless, as with me, this is one line that I draw in the sand. The answer remains NO.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"won't be long before we have to subsidise them even further from our taxes as their membership flatlines - unless, as with me, this is one line that I draw in the sand"

It is every citizens duty to legally minimise the amount of tax he or she pays.

I got a £25 rebate this year, and a £5000 last year, which bought me a rather fast second hand Ducati.

Granted, I am making a virtue out of necessity, having been made redundant and now living on minimum wage.

DeeDee99 said...

You may say NO Raedwald .... and I may say NO .... and thousands of British taxpayers may say NO ..... but if LibLabCON want taxpayer-funded political parties, they will unite to achieve it.

They care not one jot for what the electorate thinks. And the BBC will be leading the propaganda campaign telling us that taking big donations out of politics is and the small sum we are required to contribute in return is for our own good.


Anon 2 said...

This idea of "for your own good" - Quite apart from the omnisciently parental stance taken by the risen scum...
Maybe we ought to start defining "Good."

Johnm said...

People get what they deserve.
Far too many people believe what they read, and what they see on tv.
Their failure to recognise that all politicians are mendacious scum has, and continues to be, the peoples undoing.
Until people recognise, as far too few recognise at the moment, that all politicians are in "it" to fill their own pockets (and, apparently, the pockets of their relatives), the system of powerless dem(on)ocracy that we have now will continue. If the parties get funding directly from state coffers, it will be game-over for freedom. That will leave only one route to regain freedom...
Now, why are returning troops being given civil unrest training....