Both are a reminder that politics and political parties are not the most important things in life.
A small inconvenience to most goes a long way towards protecting retail and transport workers who are more at risk.
The first of two pieces on ConHome this week on social mobility. How much does it matter and is it in decline?
While too many progressives sneer, as conservatives we recognise the power of national rituals to bring communities closer together.
The second of a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
This renaissance could place the UK at the vanguard of the most industries and technologies over the coming decades.
In many cases, they are ridiculed, stereotyped and portrayed as somewhere between bigoted and racist.
The Government must spare no effort to deliver dignified work, up-to-date infrastructure, and state-of-the-art training to these long-neglected communities.
The Conservative Party could become the natural home for the urban working class if it revived these towns, David Skelton argues in his new book.
Polling by Shelter showed that such a scheme that tackled the housing crisis and gave the low-paid a helping hand on to the housing ladder would also be hugely popular.
Here are three areas where the next leader can fulfil a desire to have a country that works for everybody.
It can no longer afford to be caught between the noise of Scottish nationalism to the North and a resurgent Leeds and Manchester to the South.