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Tory political donations moves don't go far enough - Murphy

3 July, 2017 - by Conor Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said the proposals from James Brokenshire over transparency in political donations do not go far enough. 

Conor Murphy said: 

"The announcement from James Brokenshire about moves to make donations to political parties in the north more transparent do not go far enough. 

"The fact that it is only backdated until July 1 2017 means that it will not cover anything before that date, despite the fact he had the power to backdate it to July 2014. 

"This is not good enough and allows the cover up of the 'dark money' given to the DUP to back Brexit to continue. 

"It also raises questions about whether this was an electoral side deal which garnered the DUP’s support in propping up a Tory government.

"Sinn Féin wants to see greater transparency around political donations so the public can have confidence in the political process."

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