Four years ago Stagecoach co-founder Brian Souter gave £625,000 to the SNP. This year, he's offering half a million in match funding to the SNP again.
Mr Souter is not on the same page when it comes to gay rights as I am. He's not even in the same library. 11 years ago, he spent a fortune campaigning against the repeal of Section 2A (the Scottish equivalent of Section 28). I won't travel on his buses if I can help it and I wouldn't want any of his money coming to the Liberal Democrats' way.
Labour and the SNP are engaged in a Twitter war over this. The Labour line seems to be that Brian Souter is the devil incarnate because of his views on gay rights. They should be reminded that Labour when in Government at Westminster thought that it was fine to deport LGBT people to countries where they would face persecution or execution by telling them that they had the option of being discreet. The SNP line should be that they're not as bad as Labour taking money from Tesco.
It's also quite laughable that Labour try to make themselves out to be the underdog, saying that they'll be hard pushed to match that spending. Rubbish. They want to win back power at Holyrood and they'll spend whatever it takes to do so, backed by their union pals.
Brian Souter's a Nationalist. What he does with his money is his own business. It is hardly surprising that as a Nationalist, he wants to donate to the SNP. Nor is it news, quite frankly.
The wider issues which should worry us are whether it's healthy in a democracy for rich and powerful people or organisations to donate potentially game changing amounts of money to any political party.