Further proof - as if any is needed - that we do not live in a democracy, but in a plutocracy - rule by wealth.
David Sainsbury - Lord Sainsbury as we are apparently compelled to call him, has given the Labour Party a pre-election gift of £2 million, according to the BBC. He must have found some loose change down the back of the sofa.
Obviously, this fabulous gift of money from a billionaire has nothing to do with him becoming a permenant fixture in the legislature of the House of Lords, or of becoming a government minister - in an area highly conducive to a Supermarket magnate's business interests, science and technology.
And, more obviously, this sort of gift for a party that delivers a vision of economic prosperity for supermarket billionaires, helps them win elections - which are an expensive business.
Government and power are bought and sold, that's the golden rule: them as have the gold rule.