What about the impact on domestic violence, with everyone stuck in their own homes? And on those with serious but non-life threatening health problems?
The Coronavirus will punch a hole in Sunak’s sums sufficient to throw levelling-up, Boosterism, Brexit bonuses – what have you – off course.
We can’t continue to favour projects such as Crossrail over developing infrastructure in other parts of the country which generate much greater relative returns.
How the Conservatives are winning and Labour losing the working class – a pattern that the latter’s leadership candidates are set to repeat.
Many of those who self-identify as being on the Left also back key Conservative policies.
If we’re really going solve it and “build better” as Scruton wished then we need massive changes.
But Labour will be under most pressure. They will be defending seats in areas where they performed very poorly in the General Election.
Going from the metropolitan bubble in London to another one elsewhere would be pointless. What about Derby, Stoke or York instead?
Around two-thirds of the top 100 marginal seats are town constituencies. That presents an opportunity.
Gimmicks and bribes are not the answer. Prosperity will be achieved if free entreprise is allowed to thrive.
Upgrading the UK’s infrastructure is an opportunity to bind places closer through trains and trade.
Our message, and our approach to the issues in the cities, needs to be improved.
Ever since the EU referendum, there’s been renewed focus on how to help poorer places. Helpfully there is decades of evidence about what does and doesn’t work.
Encouragingly, both leadership contenders have confirmed their support for more devolution.
The Party cannot be one of the South and of the countryside if it is to engage with voters – and to win.