Alan Johnson - dirty tricks?
"We did what the law asked us to do. We checked that he is on the electoral roll, we checked that he is registered to vote in this country," he said. "We also checked - although we are not required to - whether he was a member of the Labour Party, and he is a member of the Labour Party.
"We submitted his donation to the Parliamentary Register, it has been on there since May 9. We submitted it to the Electoral Commission."
As much as it pains me to say it i believe him, I don't think there was anything dodgy from his end of the process, what niggles me is why the story? We read it and think "Oh that is real nitpickery, this donorgate stuff isn't really bad, he is an honest bloke so surely everyone else accused is the same..."