Paying for power, money influencing policy: probably as old as prostitution but not so honourable. Interesting image (click to see graph of UK party political funding; it tells more than one story i.e. Labour's non-union funding is HALF that of the Lib Dems!). "Fundraising is humiliating but party leaders see no option" says Steve Richards in the Independent; "Here we go again". Indeed but Cameron did say it needed sorting. However, Labour should stall their crowing: as the image indicates quite clearly, they have more to lose from a State funding solution.