In 1999, a massive 74% of Labour’s donations were anonymous – totalling $824,375. Yep almost one million dollars.
In 2002 Labour’s level of anonymous donations was only $55,000 less than National.
So Labour are absoluite hypocrites when they claim that these anonymous donations are bad, are wrong, and must be stopped. They have happily taken them in. They have explicitly not amended the law to stop them, as they could have done at any time since 1999.
So why are these donations suddenly a bad thing? Simply because Labour didn’t get as many as National this time around. Suddenly this major funding source for Labour becomes a bad, evil thing.
So my question to Helen is if you are now against anonymous donations so much will you hand back all the ones you have happily banked?