The Electoral Commission has just published the major political parties' accounts.
The Conservative Party has reported debts of £18 million and the Labour Party £27 million. The Labour Party's figure includes the £14 million of loans, whose commercial nature has been queried. That still leaves a deficit of £13 million.
The Liberal Democrat party, after the most expensive general election campaign in its history, finished its last financial year in the black, with net assets of £298,000.
By their fruits shall ye know them.
Who would you most trust to run the national economy, or county hall?