Perhaps it won’t be until it’s their children and grandchildren who can’t afford anywhere to live that the penny finally drops.
Although this latest Russian defeat is symbolically dreadful, militarily the withdrawal is entirely sensible.
Their country is not in any danger of attack, but the leadership in Moscow have spent a decade building a frightening alternate reality.
As with the Iraq War, the public is none too appreciative when it realises it has been misled, not least thanks to dodgy data.
“We need more homes, in the right places, at the right time, and I don’t really care who builds them or who owns them”, says Ben Everitt.
Bob Seely is wrong – building more homes is not just about ‘local people’.
The Government won the division during yesterday’s consideration of the Trade Bill by 18 votes.
Behind today’s genocide row about the Uighurs stand the Hong Kongers, Biden – and our own trade and security irresolution.
This rebellion had little in common with most others, but the names of many who oppose the Government now show a certain predictability.
Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.
That’s the biggest Tory revolt so far on a virus-related division, and enough potentially to defeat the Government in future.
How is it levelling up to concentrate new construction – and the associated infrastructure – in the South?
How can ministers claim to be ‘levelling up’ the country when they are slashing targets for the North and Midlands in favour of the overcrowded South?
As the great eye of the Conservative Party swivels its gaze towards the Far East, it’s in danger of missing other threats that are closer to home.