Luciano Busuttil, not famous for his intellectual depth and sharp wit, sums up Labour’s political philosophy in a precis so elegant you could put a top hat on it and take it to the opera.

We have money. Doesn’t matter how we got it. Doesn’t matter if it’s not sustainable. Doesn’t matter if we exploited our reputation to get it to the point where we’ve ruined it and things will never be the same again after this.

We got it and we can spend it. Morality is just noise. The collapse of a regime of rights and basic freedoms is just  noise. The killing of a journalist is just noise. The impunity of the powerful caught with their hand in the till is just noise.

We have money. You’re just noise.