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State Funding for Independent Alliance. Will FF allow it?

fgrep

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It is being reported that in a nice little side deal for the Independent Alliance that State Funding provision for Political Parties will be extended to the IA. A nice little earner worth an estimated extra €300K per annum
The Programme for government states: We will seek to extend state funding, on the same basis on which political parties are funded, to political groups who stood on a common policy platform in the General Election."

Today we see that FG backbenchers are not happy
FG backbenchers' anger at
Not much they can do except perhaps lobby their FF counterparts who seem to control what is possible.

One issue that has not come up is that aside from not being a political party the IA did not have 30% gender balance in their candidates.
 


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It is being reported that in a nice little side deal for the Independent Alliance that State Funding provision for Political Parties will be extended to the IA. A nice little earner worth an estimated extra €300K per annum
The Programme for government states: We will seek to extend state funding, on the same basis on which political parties are funded, to political groups who stood on a common policy platform in the General Election."

Today we see that FG backbenchers are not happy
FG backbenchers' anger at
Not much they can do except perhaps lobby their FF counterparts who seem to control what is possible.

One issue that has not come up is that aside from not being a political party the IA did not have 30% gender balance in their candidates.
I think you'll find the IA is made up of 'independents' and therefore they would not have been in any position to adhere to the gender quota requirements... :roll:

As for the rest of it... not sure I care too much tbh...

Seems like if you're not a self serving a'hole eager to fill your boots with public money then it's unlikely you'll ever be a politician in government... because they ALL go native as soon as they get their grubby mits on the levers of power.

The alternative is the kind of funding from donors which has the American political system compromised and so f***ed that President Trump is now a real possibility despite him not even being likeable.
 

fgrep

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I think you'll find the IA is made up of 'independents' and therefore they would not have been in any position to adhere to the gender quota requirements... :roll:.
Except it does say in the Programme for gov: We will seek to extend state funding, on the same basis on which political parties are funded, to political groups who stood on a common policy platform in the General Election
 

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It is being reported that in a nice little side deal for the Independent Alliance that State Funding provision for Political Parties will be extended to the IA. A nice little earner worth an estimated extra €300K per annum
The Programme for government states: We will seek to extend state funding, on the same basis on which political parties are funded, to political groups who stood on a common policy platform in the General Election."

Today we see that FG backbenchers are not happy
FG backbenchers' anger at
Not much they can do except perhaps lobby their FF counterparts who seem to control what is possible.

One issue that has not come up is that aside from not being a political party the IA did not have 30% gender balance in their candidates.
http://www.merrionstreet.ie/MerrionStreet/en/ImageLibrary/Programme_for_Partnership_Government.pdf

We will seek to extend state funding, on the same basis on which political parties are funded, to political groups who stood on a common policy platform in the general election.
Independent Alliance registered as third party with SIPO 22/01/2016
http://www.sipo.gov.ie/Website/en/Reports/Register-of-Third-Parties/

I hope they only get 50% because of not hitting the gender quota, it would strangely lessen the controversy
 

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