The UK Independence Party does not have to forfeit all of a £367,697 "impermissible donation", the Supreme Court has ruled.Lord Pearson greeted the news by reminding everyone what UKIP's task is: to get Britain out of the EU.
UKIP received the money from a donor who was not on the electoral register.
The party was initially told to forfeit £14,481 but that was increased after the Electoral Commission took the case to the Appeal Court.
UKIP's victory at the Supreme Court lifts the threat of financial ruin that was hanging over the party.
But it represents a defeat for the Electoral Commission which was pressing UKIP to return the full amount donated by retired bookmaker Alan Bown.
Iain Dale posted his support for the decision and his worries about the Electoral Commission and the way it makes decisions.
For those who are interested, here is a link to both the judgement and the press summary.