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Cash-strapped NPD uses 0900 phone lines to raise funds

The Local · 21 Nov 2009, 12:00

Published: 21 Nov 2009 12:00 GMT+01:00

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The Berlin party headquarters has two such numbers, Der Spiegel reported this weekend, enabling supporters to donate money anonymously just by picking up the phone.

Each call raises either €5 or €10, the magazine reported.

An attempt to enable those who want to give even more while maintaining their anonymity by adding a PayPal button to the NPD website has failed though.

The party, which is facing bankruptcy, followed other smaller parties such as the Christian Social Union, Free Democratic Party, The Left and the Greens by using the PayPal system to enable supporters to donate up to €500.

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But a spokesman for PayPal said the company would be removing its service from the NPD as soon as possible, and donating the fees it had charged the party since the start of the month, to charity.

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Your comments about this article

18:18 November 21, 2009 by mixxim
PayPal said it would remove the service asap - why not now?

But to be truly democratic I suppose the service should not be available to other parties. (My mum said I never liked greens...)
06:09 November 22, 2009 by OPB
Charity my ass. Political Correctness is bullshit.
00:31 November 28, 2009 by Uhl
Do you always label parties with adjectives? For example, do you call the previous American government neo-liberal war mongers? I believe the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq were both ilegal according to international law, but ironically the so-called evil nationalist parties of Europe oppose (many of them) these senseless invasions. Many Germans seem to idolize the cultural mixing practices of the United States, but they fail to realize that the United States has a population density of about 31 people/square km versus 232 people/square km in Germany. Germany is well populated, so the NPD are doing Germany a favour by fighting the capitalist urge to flood the country with foreign labourers.
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