One of the main reasons for supporting independence is the lack of any prospect of meaningful reform within the UK. Regardless of which side gets in, there are certain aspects of Westminster governance that simply will not change. As this blog could conceivably become the longest on this site we’re going to split it into three bite sized parts: donations, outside interests and honours.
Unfortunately we don’t get this protection. Private interests are rife with 295 MPs receiving some form of income from outside work, totalling a staggering £7 million. To many this will seem unbelievable but to the British ruling classes this is business as usual.
To see why this issue is so important, let’s look at one very famous example: Former Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Part 3 here