LDV accounts published

In a follow on from Stephen’s post yesterday giving details of donations to the Liberal Democrats, I can now put on my LDV Bursar hat and announce that the summary of LDV accounts are available online to members of our forum.

I give details of our income from donations and advertising, and how we spent it last year.  I also give a few ideas of how we might spend our money next year.

But I’m afraid as ever, it ends with an appeal for cash:

We continue to warmly welcome donations! The donations figure above represents only 11 individual donors with a modal donation of £10, and some very generous individuals (we’ve had a further three in our new financial year). Is LDV worth an occasional tenner to you?

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  • I think many of us feel it is wrong to donate to the Lib Dems until steps are taken for the £2.4 million to be paid by the Party to Michael Brown’s creditors. They are mainly people who were cheated by Michael Brown who are now having to incur legal costs in their attempt to recover from the Lib Dems. They have suffered a lot already and we should not expect them to risk more money.

  • Paul Griffiths 28th May '09 - 8:54pm

    Mike, could you explain why you think Michael Brown himself shouldn’t have to repay the money he stole?

  • Yes crooks should repay what they steal. I understand that Brown slipped bail and any assets seized are limited in value. Even if he is caught it’s unlikely there will be much financial recovery. This does not take away from the fact that the Liberal Dems should give up the £2.4 million.

  • Mike, do you think Brown’s electricity and gas suppliers, newsagent, grocer, off-license, etc, should disgorge everything he paid them?

  • Paul Griffiths 28th May '09 - 9:39pm

    Suppose Brown had donated the money to Oxfam instead, and that Oxfam had, acting in good faith, used the money for mosquito nets and digging wells and such. Do you think that Oxfam should have to compensate Brown’s victims? If not, why not?

  • I might consider contributing to LDV as an entity in itself as it can be a good debate forum (for all views). However, I would not want to subsidise unrelated Lib Dem projects. Plus, not being a member, I assume I cannot see the actual breakdown.

    How much does the site itself cost to run per annum?

    How much would it cost to implement a feature to include a poll in articles?

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