Monday, 6 March 2017
The Rising Yellow Tide
The last quarter does show more money donated to the Lib Dems than to Labour.
But the ever-hefty donation by the Co-op to the Co-op Party comfortably maintains Labour candidates' lead.
That, and the huge union donations to the Labour Party, remain most of the biggest money in British politics.
As is just as well, because they are easily the cleanest.
Still, there is no denying that Lib Dem funds, membership and vote share are all up.
They have already taken one of the dozens of Remain seats that the Conservatives currently hold in the South.
They have already selected a candidate at Manchester Gorton, where they were strong until the Coalition, whereas Labour is still fighting over who should be on the committee.
And the files on the shameless overspending by the Conservatives in double figures' worth of seats at the last General Election, which they barely won, have now been passed to all relevant authorities.