Local pride in towns like Blyth is wounded at every turn by evidence of neglect, shoddiness and former greatness.
When Lord Kerr whistled, voters turned the Nelsonian equivalent of a deaf ear. When they whistled, he was dragged helplessly along by the command of a democratic vote.
Can have a bold enough economic policy that people in these newly gained seats can see the difference in five years’ time?
The Brexit Secretary issues a polite reminder that “ultimately the way people express their will” is by voting, not protesting.
Trickett argues that there are other topics, like crime, which voters want to talk about too.
The People’s Vote is bound up with New Labour and talk of a new party. This does nothing to help it among Tory MPs…and much to harm it among Labour ones.
A first-time voter in 2022 will have been born in 2004, a year after the start of the conflict, and have no memory of weapons of mass destruction…