I'm particularly suspicious because:
- These proposals are to be sneaked in under cover of financial regulations.
- EU funding is to be conditional - i.e., the EU dictates their policies, culture and behaviour. And what have we witnessed in the Conservative Party, if not its EUisation?
This puts Cameron's disembowelment of the Conservative Party via "gay marriage" in a completely different light - it is clear that he is determined to destroy the party as currently configured.
"Modernisation" is just a label designed to disguise the origins of all policy "initiatives" emanating from the three "main" parliamentary parties which are struggling to fund their operations as members desert them in droves. Clegg is pushing hardest, as he watches his party descend into oblivion before his eyes.
Given how much Cameron has done to disembowel the Conservative Party, I doubt the emergence of this EU document (13842/12*) on the funding of political parties is a timing co-incidence: one to keep a close eye on.
* Parliament has not made this document available to the public, it seems, but the European Scrutiny Committee has reported on it.