They are more reliant than ever on union funding – but the policies they have to adopt in return just make their fundraising efforts even harder.
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Better Together declares it doesn’t need any more donations, and the Conservatives trounce Labour in the party stakes.
In principle, not having one is fine. But in practice, this buttresses the Party’s main reputational weakness.
Plus: Up yours, Amazon. Secrets of Thanet South. Up yours, Lutfur. Plus: The madness of sacking Graeme Archer. And: Is Andy Murray Scottish, after all?
Political parties and online computer games are not the same, but one sector is seeing massive year on year growth and the other, quite frankly, isn’t.
They include Andrew Feldman, whom, one minister told me, ought to be recognised as “one of the five most important Tories in the country.”
He’s had a lot of bad days, but awful polls, a fundraising shortfall and rebellious MPs mean this one takes the biscuit.
While the Tories clear 40 per cent of their debt in a quarter, how will Miliband build a war chest when he’s in such a financial mess?
Under new ownership, will it carry on providing cheap finance to Britain’s leading advocates of irresponsible borrowing?
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