Independent Group: Centrist cheerleaders ignore theft of democracy

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The choir cheering Independent Group is peopled with the usual suspects from the extreme-centre who take any opportunity to oppose a Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell.  The fact that they are cheering for theft of democracy does not worry them.

Emmeline_Pankhurst.jpgFor someone who prides herself on her investigative skills, Carole Cadwalladr was seemingly oblivious to a clear contradiction in her defence of Independent Group donations. 

There has been a lot of speculation about this, but the Electoral Commission has just confirmed Independent Group’s MPs will be obliged to report donations above £1,500.  As you were.” 

But, as Cadwalladr is fully aware, donations directly to Independent Group (rather than to its MPs) are not within the remit of the Electoral Commission’s inspection because the former is a private company not a political party.  No donations to Independent Group or to its owner, a shell company…

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