Local pride in towns like Blyth is wounded at every turn by evidence of neglect, shoddiness and former greatness.
The term is used to understand the views of people living in traditional Labour heartlands. But it’s more complicated than that.
Is economics the key after all – driving the culture wars in western liberal democracies?
James Kanagasooriam’s recent analysis is powerful, but the suggested solutions are less sure. Simply offering what younger voters want won’t work.
The point here is the electoral trade-off between what could plausibly happen in the capital and the provinces – with Corbyn entering Downing Street in consequence.
The Home Secretary also spoke of the vital need to fix the housing crisis.
The capital isn’t a single political entity. Rather, it is still in some ways a Napoleon-of-Notting-Hill-style mass of small towns.