Posts Tagged “christopher kelly”

Another big money political scandal: can Lib Dems force Tories & Labour to take it seriously this time?

by Stephen Tall on March 25, 2012

Let’s remember the words of David Cameron two years ago: … there is another big issue that we can no longer ignore. It is the next big scandal waiting to happen. It’s an issue that crosses party lines and has tainted our politics for too long, an issue that exposes the far-too-cosy relationship between politics, […]

Clegg and Farron on party funding: yes to action now, no to more taxpayer contributions

by Stephen Tall on November 23, 2011

Sir Christopher Kelly’s report for Parliament’s Committee on Standards in Public Life was published yesterday, Political Party Finance – Ending the big donor culture: you can read it and the evidence considered by the inquiry here. Here are the main proposals: A cap of £10,000-a-year on donations from any individual or organisation — including trade […]

Speaker Bercow tells Nick: no inquiry into MPs’ ‘flipping’ or CGT evasion

by Stephen Tall on October 28, 2009

Two weeks ago, Nick Clegg wrote to Sir Thomas Legg – in the wake of Sir Thomas’s decision to recommend MPs repay public money if they had been found to have overclaimed expenses for cleaning and gardening – asking that he examine the most serious allegations levelled against MPs:

… when your inquiry was first announced, […]