inc Explanatory Note 7

(7) Fair Political-funding Constitutionalists believe that if one person’s vote is not to count more than any other, then no one’s money should either, and dethroning the billionaires and corporate and union funders would help to restore political power to where it properly belongs:  with the people.  This is the principle underlying a fair political-funding system.  One example of such a system might be: every party would be allowed to charge the same membership fee (say £20).  The state would then match it with a fixed multiple.  All other funding would be illegal.  If a party or movement wanted more money, it would need to attract more members.  With Referendums, the state would provide an equal amount for campaigns on either side.