Political party funding to cost us £100m

Damian Wilson
Nick Clegg
Nick Clegg

The thought of a massive public funding increase for political parties, set at something like £3 for each vote won, fills many people with a sense of unease.

How can a £100m injection of taxpayer's money over a five-year Parliament be a good idea in this time of austerity, not to mention the continuing unhappiness at the way MPs spend the money we already give them?