Party funding: NI Parties still making it up as they go along?

Party donations, eh? We have an exception to the general rule in Northern Ireland. The logic of a recent debate in the Commons was to bring NI into line with the rest of the UK such that donors of more than £7,500 are made publicly available. It failed, much to the apparent puzzlement of some English MPs. The SDLP insisted that it should go ahead, just so long as the anonymity of southern Irish (and by extension, international) donors were left …

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