This cartoon by Mac from The Daily Mail relates to David Cameron's admission that he had wined and diners wealthy individuals - who had between them donated millions of pounds to the Conservative Party - at Downing Street and Chequers. Read more >>
A wealthy donor is seen leaving Number 10 Downing Street (the prime minister's residence). David Cameron, who is portrayed as a waiter discreetly angling for a tip, tells him, "That £250,000 was just for the meal, sir. Service wasn't included." If you look closely, you'll see on the menu that 'pudding is extra'.
1. You often cough (pronounced 'coff') when you want to attract someone's attention.
2. A donor is a person who gives money to a charity, organization, or country that needs it.
This latest "cash for access" scandal (Donorgate?) has renewed the political debate about reforming the party funding system, a project that has been repeatedly thwarted by the failure of Conservative and Labour leaders to accept curbs on donations from their own traditional backers.
• David Cameron admits to private dinners for Tory donors (The Guardian)
• Cash for access: David Cameron's private dinners for donors revealed (Daily Telegraph)