We met up with Dave in the garden of The Turf Tavern on a sunny Wednesday afternoon.
TheField: Certainly takes me back a fair few years sitting here again.
Dave: Yes, all the Bullingdon Boys used to meet here before we headed out to paint the town Blue.
TheField: So then Dave, tell me, what you think about all these Union members paying their monthly subscriptions?
Dave: Well it just can’t be right. It’s not good for Democracy either.
TF: How do you make that leap there Dave?
D: Well, I mean, all those grubby £10 notes being collected from thousands of individuals? A system like that is wide open to corruption! Is it your round?
TF: No Dave, you tight arse, it’s your round. How on earth can you call a system that spreads accountability amongst thousands in any way corrupt?
D: All it takes is a few dodgy Union leaders and the country could be brought to its knees! Do you see how that works??
TF: So what do you favour Davie-Boy?
D: Real nice drop of Bitter this one, nicer than that fourth one we had. Much better that a Party relies on a few, well connected, very wealthy donors. You know where you are then.
TF: Who do you suggest? Same again?
D: Cheers! Good people like Dougie Ellis, Jim Wates and Jimmy Lupton. Now they deserved the 2 CBEs and a knighthood they received for a mere £370,000 between them!
TF: But didn’t those three just buy trinkets in exchange for funding a Nasty Party?
D: Well yes, but at least they are not corruptible!!
TF: You might want to leave the car here, Davie-Boy, and walk to your flat!
D: You could be right. Sam! I’ve made a bit of a mess again!