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.”