The final article in ConHome’s series on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
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There is deprivation and lower educational attainment in the southern new towns, coastal communities, inner cities and rural coldspots.
Damian Green: Why a forced choice between a Brexity North and a Globalist South would be a false one – and damage our Party
The first of a ConHome series this week on Boris Johnson’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Rachel Wolf: Johnson’s re-set choice. He can focus on the Just About Managing. Or go after Affluent Britain. But not both.
The manifesto path means doing things now. The Cameroon path relies on a public rejection of much said before. A vague agenda in the middle won’t cut it.
If they can’t make a real impact on the lives of working class voters in provincial seats, Johnson will meet the same electoral fate as Trump.
Like the virus itself, and like other restrictions, this shutdown will come down hardest on the deep poor
Duncan Smith names “five giants”: family breakdown, worklessness, serious personal debt, addiction and educational underachievement.
Richard Holden: The Japan trade deal, future CPTPP membership – deliverers of wages, prosperity and work to my Durham constituents.
They can seem remote from the everyday priorities of people here at home. But at its heart, trade is a powerful way to deliver what people really care about.
It is a bad sign both for the Government and devolution that the Greater Manchester Mayor has been able to run rings round Ministers.
New research today by WPI Strategy categorically proves that the business rates burden is highest in northern towns such as Barrow and Leigh.
James Frayne: Coastal towns – next for the Conservatives after the Red Wall seats. And essential for a shore-to-shore majority.
I will be returning regularly to this theme: the need to create a mainstream English and Welsh majority from shore to shore.
Richard Holden: My Durham constituents will accept restrictions. If they’re explained. If they’re clear. And if business is supported.
We have to level with people, give them support and offer them something to look forward to.
People feel the Government has not just abandoned communities [in the North], but is now actively working against them, she says.
Growing anti-lockdown sentiment among northern Labour mayors and councils offer him new opportunities – and dangers.
Richard Holden: If Starmer stands – or kneels – for each passing fad, he won’t rebuild trust with working class voters
The volte-face that he is currently trying to manage in seeking to defend a Withdrawal Agreement that he opposed is farcical.
How can ministers claim to be ‘levelling up’ the country when they are slashing targets for the North and Midlands in favour of the overcrowded South?