The Culture Secretary deserves a gold-plated edition of the Bluffers’ Guide to Politics, and must feel this morning like the proverbial dog with two cocks.
The daring leitmotif of her first week in office has been a purge not of Leavers but of a subset of her fellow Remainers.
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.
Introducing May’s thinker-in-chief and our as yet unresigned columnist. In his words and ours.