Quick thought for anyone who thinks that money doesn’t buy influence with the government. Consider this scenario.
You’re a businessman (or woman). You’ve earned your money by working hard. You’ve done well for yourself. You are lucky enough to have bought the house of your dreams, have various investments, and have £250,000 available in cash.
Now, which do you get? Is the pleasure of Cameron’s company just better than any Ferrari? Or do you think maybe the payback from dinner with Cameron will be worth it, and make you even richer in future?