DUP - Dark Money

AhNowStop

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Tories seek to block move to reveal donations to DUP in EU referendum
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/mar/07/tories-seek-to-block-move-to-reveal-donations-to-dup-in-eu-referendum


The DUP spent more than £280,000 of that money on a wraparound advertisement in the London-based Metro newspaper, which is not distributed in Northern Ireland.

On Monday night, the government attempted to enact the transparency rules in the legislation via statutory instrument, a process which allows the provisions of an act of parliament to come into force or be altered without parliament having to debate them.

However, after objections by Labour at the last-minute nature of the SI, the measure will now be put to a vote on Wednesday, where the party will attempt to get the law backdated to its introduction in 2014. Conservative MPs are under a three-line whip to oppose.

A Labour source said: “The government tried to pull a fast one and got their minister to sit down early so they could vote on the SIs last night rather than deferred on Wednesday. We stopped it but it’s very unusual and shows the nervousness on this, especially the NI political donations.”



Even if todays vote doesnt go in favour of backdating it, the truth will come out eventually ... another DUP clanger in the waiting .. how lovely !!


btw, I thought there already was a "DUP dark money" thread but i couldn't find it...
 
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good read...

https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/brexitinc/james-cusick/mps-should-reject-government-s-attempt-to-cover-up-for-dup-s-brexit-dark-m


Tomorrow afternoon the House of Commons will be asked to legitimise a con trick, a crass act of political and financial dishonesty, by passing a flawed law that does the very opposite of its title.

If the government, as is likely, wins and delivers cynically time-limited new rules on the “Transparency” of donations and loans in Northern Ireland it will have succeeded, for now, in hiding the original source of £435,000 that was channelled through the Democratic Unionist Party for its Leave campaign in the EU referendum.


But where exactly did the money come from? Right-leaning groups in the United States wanting to see a populist rising in Britain they could subsequently build on at home? Russia, who now see state-sponsored interference as an attractive tool of disruption? Or perhaps a UK-based group who wanted to keep their political influence private? We don’t know.
And it’s likely that the Electoral Commission doesn’t know everything either. But there are things they do know. And they want to tell us – but the government is gagging them.
 
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This isn't going to go away, and the truth will out eventually.
 

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It's clear enough to anyone that both Russia and the USA want to EU to break up as it is another economic block sufficient to take on these world powers.
 

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[video=youtube;f1s96Lj2toY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=f1s96Lj2toY[/video]
 

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Nobody with experience of past referendums in the ROI should be surprised at the DUP metro skulduggery. Every time there’s a referendum in the republic, secretive money floods in from all over the place.

Where does anyone think Declan Ganley got his money from? Of course that was when Sinn Fein were on his side against Europe.
 

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AhNowStop

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Speaking of tories - one of them was on the BBC Sunday Show and let it slip that Unionists in Ireland are not British.

Ah sure we all already know they arent British, as do they I'd say ..... unless they were born in Britain or have a granny there :?
 

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DUP votes at last election: 36% and rising.

The fools in NI will continue to vote on sectarian lines.
 

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Wouldn't it be in Sinn Fein's interest that they turned up at Westminster to vote in favour of the Labour Party motion? Surely they want transparency? We can't have parties hiding money that came from God knows where.
 

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good read...

https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/brexitinc/james-cusick/mps-should-reject-government-s-attempt-to-cover-up-for-dup-s-brexit-dark-m


Tomorrow afternoon the House of Commons will be asked to legitimise a con trick, a crass act of political and financial dishonesty, by passing a flawed law that does the very opposite of its title.

If the government, as is likely, wins and delivers cynically time-limited new rules on the “Transparency” of donations and loans in Northern Ireland it will have succeeded, for now, in hiding the original source of £435,000 that was channelled through the Democratic Unionist Party for its Leave campaign in the EU referendum.


But where exactly did the money come from? Right-leaning groups in the United States wanting to see a populist rising in Britain they could subsequently build on at home? Russia, who now see state-sponsored interference as an attractive tool of disruption? Or perhaps a UK-based group who wanted to keep their political influence private? We don’t know.
And it’s likely that the Electoral Commission doesn’t know everything either. But there are things they do know. And they want to tell us – but the government is gagging them.
Bertie's winnings on the GGs....?
 

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Wouldn't it be in Sinn Fein's interest that they turned up at Westminster to vote in favour of the Labour Party motion? Surely they want transparency? We can't have parties hiding money that came from God knows where.



You continuously appear here with spurious allegations, even starting threads loaded with false allegation and innuendo.....WTF is the matter with you man?
 

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Wouldn't it be in Sinn Fein's interest that they turned up at Westminster to vote in favour of the Labour Party motion? Surely they want transparency? We can't have parties hiding money that came from God knows where.
308 votes to 261

Sorry, you were saying?
 


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