From my The Sunday Times article of today:

“Policies are designed around the needs of those who pay for them. Political parties with a likelier opportunity of implementing those policies attract the funds that will guarantee their re-election, starving any alternative of resources.

“We can see the consequences all around us. Political parties that promote unhindered construction, high-intensity tourism, poorly regulated trafficking of money, encroachment on the natural environment, car-focused transport infrastructure, unsupervised tuna ranching, organised criminal money laundering, are the parties that can afford to campaign. You pay for it, you get it.”

Read the rest of the article here.