Rejected petition Curtail the threat of financial influence over UK politics

UK democracy faces unprecedented corruption risks. We seek urgent debate on political parties' funding and the influence of private sector interests, including the big four accounting firms, lobbyist think tanks and media companies; leading to transparency and meaningful sanctions for malfeasance.

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The UK's recent elections, and Brexit referendum, have confirmed the threat of financial influence to our democratic politics. Repeated overspending and accounting 'errors' of major political parties and campaign groups went without significant sanction. The Brexit referendum -our major decision this century- was characterised by deliberately hidden funding that may have been decisive. Either Parties be publicly funded, or Parliament enact policies to prevent the corruption of UK democracy.

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