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Interesting viewing Oct. 25th, 2004 08:32 pm

This is putting me *right* off my food :/

How much *is* Bradley Smith raking in, anyway?

From: barking_watcher
Date: October 26th, 2004 - 07:37 am (Link)
I think the same thing is becoming prevalent in this country

Having heard a throw-away comment on Have I Got News For You I've been trying to find if there's any truth to the claim that major contributor to Labour's funds has been a consortium of American casino owners.

The only other mention of this story, was a brief snippet mentioning Tony Blair's denial that any tax concessions had been offered to American casions wishing to invest in the UK market.
From: wechsler
Date: October 26th, 2004 - 07:51 am (Link)
I'm sure that UK politics isn't immune from this, but I've yet to see evidence of the same sort of systemic and large-scale abuse. George Monbiot's "Captive State" provides plenty of examples of smaller-scale issues, but - as yet at least - we have no Haliburton or Medicare. It really seems that the issue here is more one of naievity - of unfounded faith in the "market economy" - than of cash-in-pocket.
From: kelemvor
Date: October 26th, 2004 - 08:56 am (Link)
Thankfully, Dad and I had eaten before we watched this, although feeling bloated and hearing figures with ridiculous numbers of trailing zeros did nothing for my digestion.
I can't help thinking that a system were the representatives of the people have to raise their own campaign funds in order to stay the representatives is leaving itself wide open for all kinds of abuse. I just can't think of a better way.
Did like the coverage they gave to Doris Haddock!