Voters are angered by the Ultra Low Emissions Zone which the Labour Mayor of London is imposing on them.
Secular stagnation, resource competition, and great power conflict loom. The era of growing interconnectivity and lowering prices is over; in a hostile new environment, self-sufficiency is everything.
The thought of watching Truss perform like this week after week is for Tory MPs unbearable.
Local pride in towns like Blyth is wounded at every turn by evidence of neglect, shoddiness and former greatness.
The party has its own history of politicians with close links to business.
While the Government has been focussed on “levelling up” and other domestic issues, it’s time to consider the UK’s position on the world stage.