The Tories have a long history of calming to be the "party of law and order," so much so that journalists in the 60s invented their standard bearer as "Lora Norda." At their Conference this year the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, revived the claim and warned criminals to "watch out, we are coming for you."
- their prorogation of parliament was declared illegal by the Supreme court;
- the entire government is apparently seeking ways to circumvent the Benn Act which make leaving the EU with no deal illegal;
- the prime minister is under investigation for improper use of public funds for whilst Mayor of London;
- the Leave campaign, on which they set such store, was found guilty of financial irregularities in the referendum.
Or maybe M/s Patel just thinks that what's sauce for society's misfit ganders doesn't apply to its rich and powerful geese.
Another case of tunnel vision was exposed on Radio 4's "Any Questions!" on Friday. When asked the very pertinent question "Has the government suddenly found a whole Magic Money orchard" given the amounts they are currently promising to spend on police, education, hospitals, infrastructure, and more, Tory Minister Robert Buckland had the sauce to explain that the because interest rates were at an all time low this made now a good time for public expenditure.
Interest rates have, of course, been at an "all time low" for the past decade, throughout the long drawn out period of austerity which has caused so much misery to so many of the less well off, and, through the starvation of funds to Local Government, done so much damage to the public realm.