Update: Lane Ashfeldt's take on judging this year's competition: The Willesden Prize, Stories and Tunnels _______ This is the...
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Lord Ashcroft Investitures: We buy votes
No representation without taxation? Lord Ashcroft is a resident of Belize for tax purposes but pays for glossy advertising in marginal constituencies in Britain on behalf of the Conservative party. He does not live here nor pay the same taxes as you and me but he thinks he can buy votes for his cronies. He is a Tory peer, which means he gets to vote on laws governing you and me, yet he does not live here or pay the same tax as us. Only vote for the Tories on Thursday if you want to be part of an axis of tax exiles and far right wing European nutcases, under a leader who is devoid of any real conviction.