Not that this is unusual but Eoin Clarke's latest "oooh, it's all so corrupt" piece of blogging is rather (and intentionally) misleading. Eoin claims:
The graph above shows the donations Richard Branson's Virgin have made to UK MPs since 2006. Among those who accepted donations from Virgin are more than 30 MPs including 6 Government ministers, 4 of whom were Cabinet Members under this government. The accumulated value of those donations as you can see from the graph rose to more than £106,000.
The implications of this claim are, I guess, that Virgin (who have, as Eoin points out, secured a few NHS delivery contracts) are using these "donations" to get the support of MPs. And that it's those evil Tories again! Unfortunately, Eoin doesn't provide his source, doesn't list the MPs (anyone want to bet several are former or current Labour front-benchers) and, by using a cumulative graph, rather obscures the most interesting point - since 2010, Virgin's donations have dried up. Indeed, the big surge in gifts and freebies from Sir Richard's businesses was from 2008 to 2010, when a certain Gordon Brown was the Labour Prime Minister.
Why do I suspect that the actual information (that Eoin fails to link to) doesn't quite support the "evil, corrupt Tories are selling off the NHS in return for trinkets" line that our fearless blogger peddles?