Nick Cohen is good on a convicted crook's un-repaid funding of what is at its centre a Eurofanatical, anti-family, pro-crime, pro-drugs party, while operating in the country at large as a Neither Of The Above franchise which it hopes will be extended to this constituency in May, as I am now told several times per day that only I can stop, since the local Labour Party has written off this seat because of the almost physically violent public fury at how the New Labour mafia has handled the selection process.
But Cohen is bad to call for State funding. State funding of anything must entail some degree of State control, which can often be necessary and beneficial. For political parties, however, it would be lethal. Only parties that met the organisational and political requirements of some committee would be able to afford to contest elections. Some committee such as, say, the Euston Manifesto Group. If, that is, it still exists.