Big bold headlines, top of the piece, we should all suck our teeth, shake our heads and worry:
Financiers in the City of London provided more than 50% of the funding for the Tories last year, new research revealed last night, prompting claims that the party is in thrall to the banks.
A study by the Bureau for Investigative Journalism has found that the City accounted for £11.4m of Tory funding – 50.79% of its total haul – in 2010, a general election year. This compared with £2.7m, or 25% of its funding, in 2005, when David Cameron became party leader.
Bottom of the piece, mentioned almost in passing:
Labour saw its business donations plummet after Tony Blair left and Gordon Brown struggled in the polls. Unions account for most of the party\’s funding.
How much more than 50% is \”most\”, eh?