Money can buy democracy

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The best democracy money can buy | Prem Sikka | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk .

It is often claimed that Britain has the best democracy that money can buy. Evidently, the monied interests have already bought it. TheConservative and Labour parties are funded by corporations and wealthy individuals. Groups providing funds to political parties expect a return on their investment and the payoff is ideological shaping of politics, help in the legislative process, privileged access to the state machinery and help in securing contracts.