That's right, in the first three months of the Liberal Democrats being in government UKIP has raised £100,000 more than Nick Clegg's Coalition partner.
UKIP has always badly required funding and £454,234 to the LibDems' £350k is a step in the right direction. It represents an increase for UKIP and a massive decrease for the LibDems.
Julian Blackwell donated £175,000 at the end of September, with Patrick Barbour donating £150,000, Lord Pearson giving £62,500 and Sonia Keel donating £48,000. The recruitment of such donors is in my mind a clear demonstration of Lord Pearson's contribution to the Party in helping to raise funds for UKIP.
Moral of the story? If you want people to donate money towards your cause, probably best to stick to your principles. The Liberal Democrats are in serious trouble.