The American satirist HL Mencken famously quipped that no-one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American people.
But here in Britain we have a different maxim:
No Tory ever lost out overestimating the gullibility of the British Voter
I interviewed David Whyte of the University of Liverpool about various aspects of corruption last week.
He called for an investigation into allegations the Tory party has received funding from laundered HSBC money.
Yesterday the Conservative Manifesto included proposals to scrap the Serious Fraud Office :
If Theresa May succeeds in combining the Serious Fraud Office into the National Crime Agency, it will be disruptive and could lead to a slowdown in the U.K.'s work to combat white-collar crime.
Tories are also proposing that all voters provide ID cards to vote – a move which has been criticised by the Electoral Commission which itself recently concluded that the Tories themselves broke electoral rules regarding local spending limits in the 2015 election.
The Tories got away with this and are now seeking to undermine the smooth running of future elections.
This is the sort of thing you expect from Turkey, Russia, or even Iran.
May is very scary. I cannot emphasise enough what a bad idea it would be to vote for her.