The second in a three-part series of contributions from the ‘New Blue Book’.
He represents a proudly provincial conservatism, in which the condition of the striving classes, and of the industries on which they depend, matter a hundred times more than the City of London.
There are few clear answers to that question, despite all the firm rhetoric flying around. What we need is more nuance and better information.
And how do we improve that quality? A pamphlet by David Willetts’ former spad may have some answers.