Upon the death of Lord McAlpine, hopefully focus will be how he raised a fortune for the Tory Party by dodgy investors, and channelling money through offshore accounts.

It’s no wonder the Tories aren’t going to change the laws for business (amazon, vodaphone etc) as the party funding would probably be doomed.

Whilst the allegations against him were without substance, has the truth really come out? McAlpine himself once wrote about hiding the truth by creating a story yourself that can be denied and suppressed by legal action.