Firefighting the somewhat unfortunate endorsement of UKIP by Nick Griffin, telly’s Suzanne Evans produced the stat of the day:
@BillDudleyNorth @WalaaIdris Seriously Walaa, research by academic mate of mine found 8/10 Satanists vote Tory. Will you tell them not to?
— Suzanne Evans (@SuzanneEvans1) November 30, 2014
From whence came this macabre revelation? Archbishop Cranmer has found the answer:
“The article to which she refers is ‘Satanism in Britain Today’ by Graham Harvey in the Journal of Contemporary Religion (10:3, 1995). So it’s not so contemporary, but certainly worth a bit of extrapolation. Harvey found that 45 per cent of self-identifying Satanists voted Conservative in the 1992 General Election.”
So Suzanne was only slightly exaggerating. Lynton Crosby’s core vote strategy in action…