The Robert Jenrick scandal isn't unique – British politics is awash with donor cash | Peter Geoghegan

There is huge potential for ministers to be accused of conflicts of interest while there is so little transparency about donations

Last summer I called up a former Conservative minister to talk about the role of political donations in British politics for my new book. He was surprisingly frank. “A little bit of money,” he told me, “goes a long way.”

Just how far a little money goes in British politics has seldom been more apparent than in recent weeks.

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Source: theguardian – realestate
The Robert Jenrick scandal isn't unique – British politics is awash with donor cash | Peter Geoghegan