Political news

I understand that there is some issue about some matter or other involving the Labour party and the police.  Again.  My source advised me that Gordon Brown had had something to say about the general topic in his press conference earlier this week, so I went to the Prime Minister’s official website to pick up the transcript.  It reads,

Prime Minister:

[party political content]

Question:

[party political content]

Prime Minister:

[party political content]

Question:

[party political content]

Prime Minister:

[party political content]

I think everybody has known that when Lord Hayden Phillips was looking at party funding that things had to change. We have been waiting for the results of his review to see what has to be done.

[party political content]

Question:

[party political content]

Prime Minister:

[party political content] I made it very clear that with the Hayden Phillips Review under way, there would have to be major reforms in party funding. These reforms include caps on donations and other ways in which we can ensure that there is transparency in political party funding, we were waiting for the conclusion of the Hayden Phillips reports to take the necessary steps to make reforms, [party political content]

Question:

[party political content]

Prime Minister:

[party political content]

Question:

[party political content]

Prime Minister:

[party political content] Of course people are free to give donations to voluntary organisations in any way and we have got to say that that is a very important part of our political democracy [party political content]

Question:

[party political content]

Prime Minister:

[party political content]

Question:

[party political content]

Prime Minister:

[party political content]

Question:

[party political content]

Prime Minister:

[party political content]

… 

Question:

[party political content]

Prime Minister:

[party political content]

Question:

Can you be absolutely sure and categorical that Harriet Harman has done nothing wrong and will not have to pay the price with her job?

Prime Minister:

I think Harriet Harman will be very clear in the statement [party political content]

Question:

[party political content]

Prime Minister:

[party political content]

Question:

[party political content]

Prime Minister:

[party political content]

Question:

[party political content]

Prime Minister:

[party political content]

Question:

[party political content] And secondly you mentioned Hayden-Phillips’ discussions, one of the reasons why those talks failed was because of your refusal to accept a cap on donations from individuals and organisations. Are you now going to rethink that opposition?

Prime Minister:

(party political content)

Question:

Can I give you the opportunity to remove any ambiguity whatsoever? Do you have full confidence in Harriet Harman – yes or no?

Prime Minister:

I have said exactly that, that Harriet Harman has issued a statement [party political content].”

There were questions on other topics too, but I’m glad that that cleared that up.

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