Iain Dale likes to repeat and recycle the stories concerning the conman Michael Brown, who made a substantial donation (with the approval of the Electoral Commission), to the lib Dems before the last General Election.
Stories on Iain' blog centre around "Will the Lib Dems pay it back" to "Lib Dems to be bankrupted", depending on how anti Lib Dem Iain appear to be feeling in any given month.
So it was with some interest that I read today that Bearwood, a company owned by Tory donor Lord Ashcroft, is being investigated by the electoral commission in to its donations to the Tory Party. North Norfolk Conservatives received substantial donations from Bearwood in the run up to the 2005 General Election (although oddly every pound donated by Bearwood seemed to equate to another vote on the eventual Lib Dem majority there), and Iain Dale was, of course Tory candidate in 2005.
Should I now be running stories every month on whether Iain should pay back the money ?
No, that would be very silly.