Yesterday's Guardian revealed how all-party groups of MPs and Lords have received gifts, travel and donations to the tune of £1.8million in the past year.
This includes funding for the all-party parliamentary choir - presumably to sing the praises of capitalism! The serious question is how much influence do firms' money buy? How much trust can you have in a parliamentary group on healthcare funded by giant corporations that leach of the NHS?
"Contributions totalling more than £117,000 for "associate membership" – at £8,400 a time – of the all-party group on health, from companies including AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline and actuaries Milliman."
Quote from: http://m.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/apr/10/mps-lords-perks-revealed-parliament?cat=politics&type=article
It doesn't have to be this way! Swansea TUSC supporters took time out from our election campaign to lend a hand in the campaign to secure the re-election to Coventry Council of Dave Nellist. When Dave was a (Militant) Labour MP in Coventry he took only a worker's wage, donating the rest of his MP's salary back to the working class and trade union movement.
Vote TUSC on May 3 to end the gravy train.
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