This week actor Michael Douglas, star of Basic Instinct and many more movies, made an ear-catching claim that performing oral sex was connected with his mouth cancer*.
This may, or may not, be true in fact and his publicist has subsequently denied that is what he said but, the fuss provided a handy prompt for this image about other intimate oral relations in the UK. Above, you will see David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg, Nigel Farage take prime billing alongside a top hat and some filthy lucre.
Yes, the UK is having one of its periodic fits of worry about money in lobbying, party politics and its connection with time in office. As noted previously, the problem of unclear funding (or, benefits in kind) that power naturally attracts has become more obviously acute in recent years because of the end of mass participation subscriptions that used to pay for party politics.
* Happily or not, Douglas also has a high profile movie out about the famously sex interested piano virtuoso Liberace.