Each time rioting is ignored by the police, we move one stop closer to allowing a tyrannical Twitter-dwelling minority to become very powerful indeed.
They don’t talk about politics in daily life; don’t write to local or national newspapers; most importantly, they’re not politically active online.
I have decided to write a second volume of my life of Johnson, who has always been an affront to serious-minded people’s idea of politics.
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 These categories are outdated and unhelpful.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’.
In many cases, they are ridiculed, stereotyped and portrayed as somewhere between bigoted and racist.
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.
Listening to conversations in Westminster in recent days, I fear a number of misconceptions will drive bad decision-making.