So it costs £250,000 to enter the Conservative Party “premier league” and purchase a meeting or even dine with the Prime Minister according to a Conservative Party treasurer, Peter Cruddas, who resigned yesterday following revelations in the Sunday Times.
I’d like to say how surprised and outraged I am by this latest scandal and affront to the democratic processes of our once great country but unfortunately my reaction, like that of many other people I imagine, was more like “oh dear, here we go again”!
Of course, the revelations, if true, raise several important issues, amongst which is was the Prime Minister aware of these payments? Further, did those payments, leading to meetings with the Prime Minister, actually buy favours and undue influence for the donors? If either answer is in the affirmative then Prime Minister David Cameron could be in big trouble although I suspect, like Tony Blair before him, he will simply wriggle out of it, we’ll forget about it and the unsavoury circus of British Politics will trundle along like it always does.