Not content with having taxpayer funded Trade Union Pilgrims peddle their leftwingery, Labour is taking even more from the public purse via a fund designed by the Electoral Commission to help parties draft manifestoes and manufacture a few policies.
As the Independent notes, upon becoming Labour leader Miliband told his party that he was presenting them with a ”blank sheet” of paper regarding policy and he would be setting up 19 review groups to consider this nothingness at length in order to turn it into something that might give them a cat in hell’s chance of winning the next election.
This would be bad enough if they had used the money wisely but when Labour come out with polices such as their recent EU U-turn – where, despite Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls having spent the past two years criticising spending cuts in the UK, Labour are now calling for a real terms EU budget cut w
hich they know they will never get so, like the Lib Dems and tuition fees, they can promise away , one is inclined to think the £1m was a total and utter waste of cash. Of course we back any EU budget cuts but let us not forget that it was a Labour MEP who wrote last week’s European Parliamentary Report calling for an increase in the European budget of 7%.
It’s worth noting that UKIP gets nothing. But then we don’t need taxpayers’ money taken via legalised theft to write our manifesto.