Remember the 'Bonfire of the quangoes' that the Tories were promising? Well, the Taxpayers' Alliance yesterday provided the kindling on Con Home.
Happily, I can report that we've produced a detailed report on this issue at the TaxPayers' Alliance, Taxpayer funded lobbying and political campaigning (PDF), which contains a nice big list of taxpayer funded campaigns to cut. That report argued that, as well as introducing a law emulating the American restriction on the use of taxpayers' money to hire lobbyists, the Conservatives should cut funding from the following groups, which are primarily political campaigns or pressure groups:
Amongst the worthy potential recipients of a swift kick in the financial balls was this grouping.
Come on Dave, you bring some paraffin and Bryant & Mays, we'll provide the party poppers and Kool & the Gang.