Of course it doesn’t.
It merely takes money from one party for five pages of publicity for our ‘strong, stable leader’ to win the next election. I trust that the other parties will be able to raise enough money to buy similar valuable space in the next few issues of your paper.
Anyway, at least you have persuaded me which party will not get my vote.
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