Isabel Hardman Isabel Hardman

The Short Money debate is due to heat up today

A row about the way opposition parties are funded is set to erupt in the Commons today. Labour’s Chris Bryant has an urgent question in the Commons today on Short money, which, as Coffee House readers already know, is causing a rather big row among all the Opposition parties.

The government’s plans to cut the money, which funds the parliamentary activities of opposition parties and allows them to do their job in representing the number of voters across the country who backed them in the General Election, have already caused some behind the scenes problems, but it looks as though the...

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Isabel Hardman
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Isabel Hardman is assistant editor of The Spectator and author of Why We Get the Wrong Politicians. She also presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster.

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