Sentences which make no sense

The [Conservative] modernisers’ link to Middle Britain is Mr Coulson, the party’s £270,000-a-year media chief.

If the Tories are wondering why their lead has slipped to 2 points then it might be because they think someone on £270,000 a year can help them understand that mythical Middle Britain.

I’m not sure if this makes the Tories or FT more out of touch. Probably a no score draw.