When Stephen's last Ashcroft exclusive went on our front page, it was dutifully put onto the daily email about Tory stories from ConservativeHome, a brilliant and innovative website run by Tim Montgomerie.
That was very pleasing, because as Tim noted here, Lord Ashcroft has recently become the majority investor in ConservativeHome, which raises concerns about its independence.
(Lord Ashcroft also became co-owner of PoliticsHome, causing Andrew Rawnsley to resign as Editor-in-Chief).
Though it was not given much prominence, I and many others were happy that Stephen's last Ashcroft story made it onto the daily email from ConservativeHome (which you should sign up to), because it showed a willingness to confront stories that may discomfit the website's benefactor.
I am extremely disappointed to note that Stephen's latest Ashcroft story did not feature in today's daily email from ConservativeHome.