Just when Labour candidates are getting rattled about Ashcroft money comes this news that an £8million bequest made to the Conservatives has been rendered invalid because the son of the guy who left his entire estate to them has had it ruled that his generous dad was “delusional”. Some might say anyone chucking money at them is a few sandwiches short of a picnic but the classification of the late millionaire in question being “of unsound mind” was done by a court. You just couldn’t make it up.

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