Party Funding

    • Thread Starter

    What do you think about Miliband's proposed donation cap? Too little, too much, other?

    Personally I think Labour need to make their concession in order for their proposal to seem balanced (union opt-in not opt-out). I also think that it should be more around £10k.

    So, everyones thoughts on the matter?

    I totally agree with the principle of a donation cap to make things a little more difficult and more interesting: however Miliband's approach is definitely putting things in a strong position for Labour to benefit.

    I like the idea of opt-in not opt-out for unions, but realistically, policies to limit donations should reduce the influence of unions on Labour and the influence of wealthy funds on the Conservatives to make the fight fairer.

    Also - limits to funding may give the Lib Dem's a substantially more proportionate funding, meaning they could actually run a campaign of full size and may help develop a three party system in the UK.

    My verdict: Bring on the caps - as much as is necessary to make this race more interesting

    I would like to see donations organised through the Unions viewed as a single donation by the organisation, rather than Milliband's proposal, which is to view them as lots of little donations, thus preserving the vast majority of his funding whilst hitting his rivals.

    If it was £5k per individual or organisation, then I'd say go ahead.
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: April 17, 2012
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Which party will you be voting for in the General Election 2017?
Useful resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.