British prime minister David Cameron
A former British civil service chief says the Tory government is seeking to silence critics by developing plans to diminish trade unions and limit journalists.
Lord Kerslake said the Prime Minister David Cameron and his cabinet have taken QUOTE authoritarian approach to weaken anyone with a different view.
“Being a bit arrogant goes with the territory for a government, especially if you have won a mandate for a second term,” he said.
The statements came after Chancellor George Osborne revealed in November plans for a 19 percent cut in the “short money” that goes to all opposition parties.
Media reports say, the move, which would rob the Labour Party of nearly £1 million (US$1.47 million) per year from its existing £6 million worth of taxpayer support, has been branded “undemocratic” by critics.
Experts say the plan is a bad news for democracy.