Corruption in the UK
Economists have shown that in any economic system, corruption introduces a "Lucas Paradox" where instead of flowing naturally from rich to poor parts of the economy, it flows to the least corrupt areas. Thus we end up with rich, clean areas and poor, corrupt areas.
This is then a vicious circle because poverty forces the inhabitants of currupt areas into further corruption.
The problem is not whether we trust the vote but whether we trust the whole political class. Clearly we don't. Clearly we can't.