Our Democracy Is Not For Sale


The Scottish Government's 2018-19 Program For Government has announced the creation of an Electoral Reform Bill.

This report by Peter Ryan comments on some of the reforms to campaign donations and particularly to digital political campaigning that will be required to avoid our democracy being bought wholesale by those rich enough to do so.

Recomendations include: Tighter restrictions on the amount of digital campaigning, greater transparency over who paid for digital political adverts, declarable campaign donations restricted to those who would be directly represented by elections and referendums and greately increased fines and punishments for politial campaigns that breach spending limits.