As a rule, press releases should not enrage, so perhaps the authors of a post-election media bulletin issued this week should have considered the fact that 75 per cent of the electorate did not vote Conservative.
Admittedly the statement, from fund manager London Central Portfolio (LCP), was aimed at property investors, but it was still jaw-dropping in its shameless depiction of the hand-rubbing of foreign speculators who view the capital simply as a vehicle to make themselves wealthier.
‘Prime central London residential investors breathed a collective sigh of relief on Friday as the Conservative party won an incontrovertible majority to take the UK forward over the next five years,’ the release began.
Typical of such reaction was a Hong Kong investor, who – according to the release – apparently ‘summed up the sentiment for millions’, saying: ‘Congratulations to the Conservative Party to win with a majority. All the polls were downright wrong. If Labour were to win, Britain would go down into [sic] the toilet, so to speak.’
Stay classy LCP, stay classy.