Political parties are an essential part of our democracy: if you complain that you don't want to pay for them, you might as well complain that you don't want to pay for the ballot boxes or for the pencils in the voting booths.
No, Johann, political parties are not an essential part of our democracy, you fool. People willing to stand as MPs are an essential part of our democracy, but political parties... No.
Political parties are what has corrupted our democracy, reducing the effective choice of policy attitudes to two, rather than the infinite variety of human thought.
Political parties ensure that local people vote not for the best potential MP, but with tribal leanings.
The political parties' perception of what people want has brought them closer and closer together in thought, such that a large part of the population is entirely disenfranchised.
Political parties have stifled choice and ruined democracy allowing the domination of two, maybe three, big parties and set up a colossal barrier to entry for others.
Political parties have utterly corrupted our democracy and, in turn, corrupted themselves and there is no fucking way on earth that you could persuade me that I want to fund them, you cunt.