Rather than being about fairness, electoral law is often nothing more than "Victor's Laws" - written and implemented in the interests of the ruling political parties. A good example of this can be seen in today's news that the British Labour Government is intending to 'push through legislation which will put strict caps on the amount parties can spend on national and local election campaigns' because the Labour Party 'is ridden with debt' and fears 'that the Tories are preparing to outspend Labour', according to the Guardian report, Labour plan to ambush Tories on funding. According to one Labour source, 'We have to act. The Tories already have their candidates in place in the marginals.... So far as the Tories are concerned, the election campaign is already under way. We cannot afford to leave things as they are.' Such examples make it obvious that parties in government use their access to the levers of electoral law to benefit themselves and disadvantage their opponents.