The Labour administration is piling on costs but failing to deliver the basics – to the frustration of residents.
You might think that it’s fine to work as a nurse or an army reservist, but not as a consultant. Who gets to decide, though?
With economics, sleaze and environmentalism off the table, Labour is only left with the culture wars to fight the Tories on.
Plus: A sofa, two dogs, no cup of tea – and my Brexit evening. And: the pre-eminence of Policy Exchange.
Many feel British and have a Commonwealth attachment – but worry that the Brexit campaign is run by UKIP.
What emerges through the mists is a more-or-less standard left-wing politician, but with a sensitive nose for where the political wind will blow next.