• News Feeds
Page last updated at 10:40 GMT, Saturday, 6 March 2010

Ashcroft agreement 'differed' from announcement

Talks between the three main political parties on measures to reform political party funding have been suspended, Sir Hayden Phillips, the chairman of the talks, announced today. Does the Ashcroft affair serve primarily to emphasize the need to address the system of political party funding in the UK? Sir Hayden, who was permanent secretary at the Lord Chancellor's Department when Lord Ashcroft was awarded his peerage, discusses whether we need to reform the system of political funding in the UK.

Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific