There is now no overall ‘white privilege’ in health or education or overall ‘BAME disadvantage’. These categories are outdated and unhelpful.
Poor, white, working-class children are the group most in need to help. But theirs is not a fashionable cause.
The Tories have an interest in a focus on values. Reports suggest that some in Downing Street are encouraging Johnson to launch a ‘war on woke’.
As with Brexit, the fundamentals of the Tory position are much stronger than they may seem to be.
The ideas of that decade are still with us, staggering around like a zombie in a garish “Global Hypercolor” t-shirt.
As a rule, the Conservatives are unclear about the politics of equality and identity. But there’s at least one Minister who isn’t.
It’s not only a matter of highly-skilled jobs for working class people. Firms like these gives cities like Derby a sense of immense civic pride.
I’ve noticed in my constituency that, to parts of the community, I am a disruption to the local natural order.
The mass of the public will demand answers to questions that previously had relatively limited appea – such as: why the postcode lottery in healthcare?
He will have to be more than a kind of North London John Smith if he wants to do more than just profit from the Government’s misfortunes.
For my colleagues who’ve smashed through the Red Wall – pick those bricks up and build anew.
In this new political battle, the greatest tension will not be left v right or even fiscal
doves v economic hawks. It will be a battle between creativity and convention.
My local secondary schools were no-go areas and no one from my primary school went to one. That won’t be my children’s experience, and he can take a lot of credit.
Middle class hostility to the working class and lower middle class is common, while working class and lower middle class hostility is practically non-existent.
The NHS, the environment, childcare: the creative energies of Team Johnson must be poured into new policies for these.