Meanwhile, remember all that tebbly tebbly serious chinstroking about party financing and the difficult position of Labour’s link to the trade unions? Here’s random Twitter guy making total sense.
Lobbying scandal shows once again that union funding of Labour is the cleanest money in politics. Open, transparent and democratic.
— Carl Roper (@RoperCarl) June 2, 2013
Yes. Yes. This point needs to be made much more. It’s money given by normal! citizens! voluntarily! administered by people they elect! to do it, for basically clear and sensible aims! If you’re against this, there is something wrong with you.
Mind you, I’d like to know why Lord Laird seems to have missed a trick in not using the offer of freebies to the South Pacific to recruit people to his pro-South Korean solar industry lobby group. Probably the same reason he missed the opportunity to go by Lord Laird in London and Laird Lord in Belfast.