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Party funding 'not sexy, but important'

Political party funding has come under the spotlight with Nick Clegg ruling out extra state payments, saying taxpayers wouldn't stand for it, while a committee on standards in public life is about to publish a report of party political funding.

Steve Richards, chief political commentator for the Independent and Anne McElvoy, public policy editor at the Economist, discuss the future of party funding.

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