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Labour have two non-dom donors (which they conveniently seem to forget about when shouting about Ashcroft) and then you have the Lib Dems who took a 2.5 million pound donation from a man who was eventually convicted of fraud.

 

No one knew where the cash he donated came from and the Libs are refusing to pay it back because they have spent it!! At least that's what Chris Huhme said today anyway!

 

They are all as guilty as each other Kije when it comes to taking dodgy donations.. :wink:

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Not at all Baz

 

Didn't Mr Ashcroft sign an under taking that he would be resident and pay taxes in the UK when he became a lord, In fact he had to sign it or he could not have become a lord :shock::wink:

 

And how much influence does Mr Ahscroft have over the party, I suggest this is bad because he is a non dom, And what does it say about the tory leader when he has not got the guts to tackle Mr Ashcroft over his under taking. He only chose to make it public as a newspaper were using the freedom of information act to out him.

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Well I don't see what the fuss is about personally. We welcome with open arms; a bloke who is a billionaire Russian and just happens to buy a football club with money from heaven knows where.

 

Ashcroft doesn't pay UK tax on money earned abroad.... what's wrong with that? Just because some of the places he makes his money don't tax him, doesn't entitle Brown and Darling to take it instead.

 

I think everybody; if they were in his position with regards to his wealth and monmey would do the same

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Think what shows us, is that ALL the mainstream Parties havn't learnt a thing from the Parliamentary sleeze and corruption revelations, and that political parties are basically the whores of the rich - anybodies for a few more quid - to fund even more leaflets - to be consigned to the waste bin - unread. :twisted: Let's hope, that like the Premier League, bankruptcy will eventually burst their bubble. :twisted:

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Think what shows us, is that ALL the mainstream Parties havn't learnt a thing from the Parliamentary sleeze and corruption revelations, and that political parties are basically the whores of the rich - anybodies for a few more quid - to fund even more leaflets - to be consigned to the waste bin - unread. :twisted: Let's hope, that like the Premier League, bankruptcy will eventually burst their bubble. :twisted:

 

I agree with Obs! :evil:

 

Paul wrote.."Exactly Wolfie......although I might change the word guilty to innocent." :wink::lol::lol::lol:

 

Well that's British Justice for you! :evil:

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I think there's a difference with where you live and where you declare you live.

 

Ashcroft lives in London but declares that his main residence is in Belize.

 

In 1999 he was rejected as a member of the Lords by the political honours scrutiny committee, a rejection he believed was partly based on his residency at the time.

 

The following year he was admitted to the Lords as a Conservative working peer after he made a promise to become a permanent resident of the UK. William Hague, Tory leader at the time gave written assurances that Ashcroft would return to the UK and pay "tens of millions a year in tax" when he accepted his peerage.

:roll::roll::roll:

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Why was he not made to live up to the assurances he made 10 years ago, Why didn't the leadership make him :?:

 

If nothing else the leadership appear weak.

 

This man is pumping millions into marginals, He uses his own staff to do it not Tory party employees :shock:

 

Is he running is own agenda, as the tory party are to weak to confront him. A person who has so much control of a political party should live and pay taxes in the UK.

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Good luck to the man and his money which seems to be honestly accrued. At least he believes in something. Why should he pay tax if he doesn't have to - most of us would do the same.

 

How much do the unions give to Labour? - not all union members belong to that party.

 

Happy days

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No, but but only those union members who agree to give a political levy do so.

 

When I was last a member of a union (blimey that's a lonnnnnng time ago!) there was no choice and you were never asked

 

Mind you, Kinnock was Labour leader then and he never stood a chance of winning no matter how much money the unions threw at Labour!

 

A) he was Welsh

B) He was a ginger!

 

Game over really..... mind you he has gone on to be quite influential in how the UK is run during his time as an EU top dog, along with his wife, kids, dog and everyone else he could fit on the EU gravy train.... so who was the loser after all?

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Think your all missing the point - "he who pays the piper, calls the tune" - so like football clubs, political parties become merely a richman's toy (or of wealthy interest groups) - not exactly democratic or accountable to "the people". There is simply no need for this fiscal arms race over electioneering; as exposure to "public" scrutiny could be provided free to candidates via the media at both national and local level. :roll:

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Think your all missing the point - "he who pays the piper, calls the tune"..............................................................."public scrutiny could be provided free to candidates via the media at both national and local level. :roll:

 

Then "he who owns the media calls the tune"

Which is exactly what happens now.

Or are you talking about free advertising?

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