Oh dear, my friends at Unlock Democracy seem to have become moist with excitement at a comment I made on the Philanthropy post below. To my utter astonishment they have issued a press release welcoming the fact that I apparently support match funding for political donations. I don't. What I do support is tax relief for political donations below a certain limit, so it would be treated like any charitable donation.
James Graham, the enterprising press officer left a comment saying "Presumably then, you would approve of the same system being introduced for donations to political parties?" I gave a rather short reply of "yes, indeed". I thought he meant tax relief, rather than match funding.
So to those who may have got the impression that my previous total opposition for any expansion to State Funding has weakened, I'd just like to reassure you that it hasn't.