Taxpayers got a terrible deal from bailing out the banks and they would get another bad one for bailing out politicians.
Tony Blair's former spin doctor Alastair Campbell donated £10,000 to the Labour party last year.
Nick Clegg is to launch his campaign for reform of how political parties are funded, in an address to the committee on standards in public life.
Embarrassing headlines appear to have prompted the resignation of the Conservative party's next treasurer, as Labour treasurer candidate John Prescott warns his party is "on the verge of bankruptcy".
Jack Straw and Francis Maude are among the politicians appearing before a hearing on party political funding later.
The Conservatives have received well over half of all party donations this year and far more than Labour and the Liberal Democrats combined.
The Electoral Commission is launching an investigation into the British National party (BNP) accounts.
Labour was frantically trying to limit the political damage from its association with the Unite union as the British Airways strike neared this morning.
The row over Tory donor Michael Ashcroft's tax status has prompted Labour's longstanding party donor Swraj Paul to announce his decision to end his 'non-dom' status.
William Hague struggled to brush off repeated attacks from Harriet Harman about Tory donor Michael Ashcroft's tax status in a rowdy PMQs today.
The Electoral Commission has criticised political parties for declaring their donations late.
Labour ministers have been accused of using regional Cabinet meetings to help the party in key marginal seats.
BNP leader Nick Griffin is reported to have written to party activists appealing for money to save the party from financial ruin.
The British National party (BNP) will be issued with a fine for failing to issue a return to the Electoral Commission concerning its donations.
Richmond MP Susan Kramer has been embarrassed after her local party were forced to return four donations made to the Liberal Democrats by her son.
MPs voted to ban tax exiles like Lord Ashcroft from making large donations to political parties last like, after a U-turn from Jack Straw.
The government has performed a spectacular U-turn on the law concerning party donations from tax exiles, losing cross-party consensus as a result.
Small donations to political parties should be given tax exemption through gift aid, a Labour backbencher has claimed.
Gordon Brown's authority faces another test as Labour backbenchers square up over an amendment barring tax exiles from being party donors.
Martin Linton argues the case for lots of smaller donations for party funding - and how this can be encouraged.
Labour and Lib Dem peers have inflicted a blow against the government after they passed an amendment to the political parties and elections bill barring tax exiles from donating to political parties.
Questions are being raised about the British National party (BNP) after a mysterious £5,000 donation was not declared by the leadership.
The Conservatives received twice as much money in donations as Labour did in the last three months of 2008.
Donors to Britain's political parties should be scrutinised more closely, a union leader says, after a major Tory party donor was linked to short-selling shares in Bradford and Bingley (B&B).
Government plans to halt the 'arms race' in spending between the two main parties have been challenged by the Electoral Commission.