"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Friday, 26 March 2010

Castrating Labour

Conservative PPC Anthony Calvert is the first to use YouFund.Me.UK a site which combines US style political advertising with grass roots online fundraising. which aims to simplify the process of donating to candidates online.

YouFundMe founder Jag Singh said "it is about opening up political funding to the ordinary public, because British politics is too dominated by a few big donors which skews politics and undermines the public's trust.

YouFundMe provides the technology platform for candidates to advertise themselves and raise money for their campaigns outside their party structures and outside their constituencies. To donors it provides an easy, secure way of immediately supporting candidates.

Public confidence in parliament and politicians is at a low, YouFundMe offers candidates the opportunity to engage far beyond their usual spheres, make their case and collect donations from people who trust and believe in them."

Tory PPC Antony Calvert added, "The way people fight elections are rapidly changing. What we are pioneering here is a modern, extremely effective way of doing this. Raising money for political campaigns is changing to reflect the way politics is changing. I don't have the benefit of tens of thousands from UNITE, so I am relying on those who want to see change in this country but can, perhaps, only give the odd tenner online.

"If just 1,000 people did just that we would really be able to give Ed Balls a run for his money and bring the fight for Morley and Outwood back to an even financial footing."

With thanks to Ollie at The Red Rag


  1. I'd vote Conservative to get Balls out. But if UKIP could make a difference, I'd rather vote UKIP!

    Voting Conservative is voting for the status quo.

  2. Me too but tactical voting makes sense Fausty. If I were a UKIP/BNP/Eng Dem or Libertarian/floating voter in Morley & Outwood, I'd vote Conservative. Ed Balls has earned his 'Portillo Moment'.


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