To view Britain in such a way is to see a useless picture of the nation. Most people are Just About Managing. And they are our new voters.
Despite polarisation on Brexit, there is more agreement among voters than often appears – and therefore more cause for optimism.
“How would you feel if we spent the money on local transport links in the Midlands and the north?’’ Gove asked Conservative MPs last year.
Plus: We need a Housing Minister who will do for new homes what Michael Heseltine did with development corporations in the 1980s.
We must design a conservatism that appeals to both.
C1/C2 voters are hugely important in raw numerical terms. They make up 52 per cent of the electorate in England.
The Government is not only for the JAMs (Just About Managing), but now also apparently for the NAAMs (Not At All Managing).
Some voters are angry, but anger doesn’t define most people most of the time.