Monday, November 26, 2007

More on David Abrahams' Labour Donation

Just a couple more thoughts on the Labour Party donor once-removed, David Abrahams.

1. If he gave his two staff £382,000 for them to donate to the Labour Party, HMRC will no doubt be interested if they paid 40% tax on it.
2. If the Electoral Commission just administers a slap on the wrists rather than a punative fine, what will deter an overseas donor channelling money through one of his UK staff or contacts?

UPDATE 6pm: Labour's General Secretary has resigned. I doubt whether he would have done that if there hadn't been any wrongdoing.