The Independent reported today that Lord Ashcroft - who donated lots of money to the Conservatives he should really have been paying in UK taxes after his "gentleman's agreement" to become resident and domiciled in the UK for tax purposes, in exchange for getting a Baronetcy instead of the three-strikes-and-your-out bum's rush he deserved - that Ashcroft is to be banned from such bankrolling.
His apparently personal donations were channeled through an agent company - Bearwood Securities - which appears to do little else than passport through Belize dollars to CCHQ and/or target constituency associations. And he also abused the exemption for "travel" donations through his offshore Flying Lion operation. And what's more it is the Ignoble Lord who invests in Iain Dale's "politically neutral" Total Politics and the like.
HERE YOU GO. This needs to be made retrospective people. If Ashcroft cannot donate going forward this indicates that he's been taking the piss looking backward. Let the Conservatives pay every penny over to the Treasury. And let's have the ermine off his back.