David Skelton catalogues the snobbish abuse heaped by progressive intellectuals on workers in neglected towns.
But this electoral Titan has an Achilles heel – tax rises which, rather than planning or HS2, are the real threat to future Chesham & Amershams.
The Government’s planning proposals haven’t even gone out to consultation yet – and everyone knows that the current system’s broken.
We left the EU precisely to take back control. Having repatriated power, we mustn’t leave it in the hands of Whitehall functionaries.
Plus: Preparation for interviews about Israel and Palestine – well, I don’t call it preparation: I call it avoiding making a tit of yourself.
The pandemic is only likely to accelerate the process of these places becoming more graduate-heavy and small L liberal.
In terms of parliamentary seats, CCHQ now needs to be targeting the North East of England much more broadly for the next election.
The election has shown “people want a party and government that is focussed on them”, the Prime Minister tells Sky News.
“I’m also immensely proud to be the first Conservative MP in Hartlepool in 57 years” and “the first woman ever to be elected as MP for this town.”
The empty Chamber, where ministers cannot be tested by spontaneous interventions, is incapable of holding the Government to account.
Will it be: Keir On Course, So-So Starmer…or a Knightmare for the Labour Party in Hartlepool – and elsewhere?
Plus: Don’t let the serialisation put you off Alan Duncan’s diaries – it’s the insights into being a Foreign Office minister that really shine.
The calling-in of a planning application to open a coalmine at Whitehaven suggests prioritising green optics over Northern livelihoods.