The Conservatives have cut money from transport in Wales and the North, which tend not to vote Conservative.
I get that. I do not necessarily agree with it, on several grounds. But I do understand it.
However, they have diverted that money to London, where there are also not very many Conservative voters these days.
Indeed, the Conservatives picked up a few seats in the North this year. A very few, but they did.
In London, meanwhile, they managed to lose even Kensington, as small Labour majorities turned by the dozen into thumping great ones.
Yet this is how they react.
What is going on here?