If you've ever read a far-left newspaper, you'll be familiar with the fundraising column. Invariably this starts with a phrase such as "unlike the Tories and their millionaire backers, we have to rely on the generosity of our readers to support our work". And there's nothing wrong with that! It's true!
In the same vein, you will be interested to read on this website a list of the backers - whether or not they count as millionaires, they are certainly well-heeled - of your local Tory MPs. For example, Mike Freer is backed, albeit in a roundabout way, by the Comer Brothers, whose property portfolio includes North London Business Park where Barnet Council's main offices are.
Meantime, Barnet Alliance for Public Services continues to do incredible amounts of campaigning in defence of public services without rich backers, on a shoestring and using volunteer labour. Please help support their work. Visit the BAPS website to find out more.
BAPS is holding a fundraising social event this Saturday 13 July at the excellent Safari Bar in North Finchley: 975 High Road, N12 8QR. The programme starts at 7pm; for £3 on the door you get an excellent poet and blues band.