Are you becoming weary of the continuous media coverage of Lord Ashcroft's tax status? I certainly am. Labour don't do themselves a favour labouring on about it whatsoever. Whether it took Michael Ashcroft 10 years or 10 months to declare his status is of no interest to me. That may sound as if I support the Conservative party which I don't and neither would I give my vote to the Labour party, but don't the Westminster government have any feel for public opinion? We're not interested in your internal inter-party squabbles, in fact, I'm sure many of us are well and truly sick to the back teeth of them. It is arrogant of the main parties to dominate the airwaves with this matter. Can't they understand many of us don't care.
Where are the politicians comments about climate change, the EU and education during all of this? It's a smokescreen for them.
Michael White in the Guardian has realised the public aren't particularly interested and does his best to resurrect the story with 'Lord Ashcroft row: the media are not flogging a dead horse.' Then he continues: The more David Cameron tries to shrug it off, the more people will wonder what hold Lord Ashcroft has over him - or the party.
There's nothing like insinuating sinister motives lie behind the Ashcroft donations is there Michael?
David Cameron is right not to involve himself in further discussion of the issue - there are far more important matters requiring the attention of Westminster.
For your delectation I have compiled a wee list of links, (with considerable help from one of my loyal readers), which concern Non-Dom donators to all political parties. Of course quite a few may be missing because the same 'quite a few' haven't declared their tax status as yet, so if you're not bored enough with the subject by now then do have a read.
Sir Gulam Noon - a most interesting read even though the article is over a year old
All the above are donators to the Labour party.
As for me, well I'm scunnered with the subject. As I said in a previous post Lord Ashcroft has contributed much to British society as well as the Tory party. Does it really matter where monies from to fund political parties? Surely as long as someone holds a British passport that should suffice.
On another matter entirely - wasn't Harriet Harman dreadful at PMQs today? I have never seen her flounder and fluff her lines so much in her desperation to mention Michael Ashcroft in every sentence.