Away from the on-going turmoil of the eurozone crisis and the faltering economic recovery, the long-running saga of funding politicians has just seen its latest development.  The Committee for Standards in Public Life – set up in the mid-1990s after a series of scandals – has just published its report on party financing.  It recommends the capping of donations, limits to trade union funding and the creation of a system of centralised funding, based on votes received.

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