I have been sent the below today by Sir Philip Hayden:
"This is your advance invitation to join me in an online question and answer hour on Monday 30 October at 2pm (1400 GMT). This webchat follows the publication of our interim assessment and I am inviting you early as a way of saying thank you for your participation in our online forum."
"By entering into a dialogue with you through the forum, asking you questions and listening to what you have to say, we have fed your views into our analytical work and my discussions with the political parties.
Last Thursday I published an interim assessment setting out the main issues as they appear to me; and the choices that face the public and political parties. The debate on party funding has moved on. Choices now need to be made between sometimes conflicting views on these issues."
My and most other views on the forum were vehemently against giving Parties any more State funding and also withdrawing the ability of unions to give money to labour willy-nilly, this should be an interesting webchat.
Sir Phillip's interim assessment helpfully summarises all the views and clearly marks out the case for extra government funding.
So now I feel cheated twice, firstly because the review is the sham it was always going to be; secondly because this is at a cost to me as a taxpayer.