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Davethedog | 10:06 Mon 26th Mar 2012 | News
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How many hospitals do you think you get to run for £250k, of course no money changed hands, because politicians tell the truth.

So I was just speculating, if you had paid an amount of money to get to the PM why exactly, surely not just the cintillating company and witty reparte

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Do wonder how much of the filmed fundraiser's talk was just spiel, a come on, to suggest that a donor who gave £250,000 was going to get results, when,in fact, the chances of their changing government policy, or making it, were non-existent. It's easy to see how the donor might think that , if he doesn't give what is really a very small sum for a rich man, he won't have a ticket in the lottery, as it were. What evidence do we have of Cameron being swayed by such a donation? It seems to be none.
After all, the influence on policy is whether the public will accept it. If it won't, the party's time in office will be short-lived. The interests of an individual will be overridden by that.
I tend to agree FredP

PoliticalParty "Would you like to make a donation?"

ProspectiveDonor "Don't know, what's in it for me?"

PoliticalParty "Not very much"

ProspectiveDonor "No thanks"
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However thousands do exactly that
If it went to help the country instead of lining the party coffers I wonder how many of these philanderers would contribute. I thought there was a case of 'BRIBARY' on the statute books making it unlawful.
And how bribary is spelt out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bribery
Not like you spelt it then Rov :-)
craft, I was just thinking 'Shall I or shan't I?' - but then you beat me to it.
At least everyone has had the good grace to ignore "cintillating" and "reparte"... :-)
True Mark but rov did say "And how bribary is spelt out:"
But, Mark, it just didn't have the same delightful irony as Rov's comment somehow.
Dammit, craft has beaten me to it once again.

*sulks*

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