Lord Ashcroft, one of the Tory party's biggest donors has finally admitted that he does not pay full British tax on all of his earnings. Here is a fine example of why the anachronism that is the House of Lords should be cleared of political cronies of all parties and replaced by representatives who have elected by the people. There's Ashcroft involved in the passing of laws that affect us all, yet he is a non-dom. He has also poured huge amounts of cash into the Tory party which raises the question was it legal, as foreign donations to British political parties are illegal. Cameron is pleased with the news that Ashcroft has come clean about his status, so why did it take 10 years Dave? Labour had a huge majority in 97 and could have done whatever they wanted regarding the second chamber but of course they didn't, as they wanted to shovel their own cronies through the door. As long as that other place exists in its present form we can never say that we live in a true democracy.