It was fascinating hearing the local TV news angle on David Abrahams here in the North (a sojourn for me).
The reporter had been talking to people who knew Abrahams. They told how he used to be a vigorous attendee of party meetings and used this leverage to try to fight his de-selection as Labour parliamentary candidate for Richmond.
Stephen Pollard backs up this story in the Spectator, and asks:
Can he really have gone from being one of the pushiest and most self-aggrandising people I came across to being so afraid of publicity that he chanelled donations through other people? I don't think we have got remotely to the bottom of the Abrahams side of this story.
This really has all the hallmarks of a rather large open political sewer.