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Friday, 26 November 2010

Tory funding bonanza from lobbying firms‏

The latest Electoral Commission figures show that the Tories received donations from various lobbying firms in the last quarter.http://www.prweek.com/news/rss/1043506/Lobbying-firms-donate-70000-Tories-general-election/

In a classic time-worn tactic to deflect attention from its reliance on corporate largesse Tory Party Co-Chair Baroness Warsi drew attention to union funding of Labour:

“These figures clearly show that the trade unions are back in charge of the Labour Party. Ed Miliband needs to make clear who is running his party – him or the trade unions."