Interesting point by Graeme Edgeler. Taxpayers financing Labour's Budget ad . Surely it is outside Parliamentary Services powers to make campaign donations whether they are acknowledged on the ad or not?
Mr Edgeler also said that under the new law, the cost of the leaflet might have to be declared as an election donation by the Parliamentary Service to the Labour Party. "If I gave the Labour Party $30,000 worth of leaflets it would be a donation - just as if they printed off $30,000 worth and sent me the bill and I paid it, that would be a donation. "I really don't see the difference between them sending a bill to me, or getting the leaflets from me, and them sending the bill to the Parliamentary Service or getting the leaflets from the Parliamentary Service." That was not how Labour intended the act to operate and would be another big embarrassment for it.
I would be interested to know how you get past that paradox