If a £50,000 annual donation buys you a seat near David Cameron at “dinners, post-PMQ lunches, drinks receptions, election result events and important campaign launches”, I’m not clear how this isn’t buying influence vs. you and me who cannot afford the PM’s ear in such a way.

I couldn’t see a set of such overly influence-buying “clubs” on either Labour or the Lib Dem websites, though the Lib Dems have a special £25,000 rate for the “Leaders forum”. It would also be interested to see the access Trade Union leaders, and other large sources of funding, have to the Labour leadership.