I read this story in yesterdays Daily Mirror about Mr Cameron giving peerages to a couple of people who had donated to the Tory Party.
They cost a lot mind, £2.6 Million in Tory Party donations
So we would like to do the same but for a lot less.
We would like to offer You a life peerage for a £1 donation or you can upgrade to a knighthood for just £2.
This will help us to pay the 600 deposits of £500 each, required for us to stand in every constituency in the next General Election May 2015.
Free elections my arse!!!!!
If we win back any of these deposits, which we fully expect to do, you can ask for your money back, but still keep your peerage or knighthood.
If you don’t ask for your donation money back, we will donate it all to the NHS
However, there seems to be a small problem.
It’s apparently illegal to sell “honours” because of the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925
So it looks like our cunning plan to raise party funds is a non starter, but that being the case
How is Mr Cameron able to get away with it?
Can anyone help?
Edit: how about we promise to repeal the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925 and offer knighthoods to anyone who donates £1 to the BIG Party. Retrospectively
Would that be legal?