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MPs must stop hiding from the fact that the political preferences of their voters are in direct conflict with the interests of the next generation.
Truss and Clarke will inherit a good plan, and a strong agenda for delivering for the Red Wall – all they need to do now is deliver.
Faced with political resistance, the Conservative Party seems to be abandoning not just the policy but its understanding of the problem.
Attacks on targets are criticising the problem’s symptom rather than its cause – that the English planning system is not currently designed to solve the country’s housing problems.