Clare Foges

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n 1924 Harold Macmillan became MP for Stockton-on-Tees. Witnessing brutal poverty there between the wars, he said later that he had learnt “lessons which I have never forgotten. If, in some respects, they may have left too deep an impression on my mind, the gain was greater than the loss.” The gain was a lifelong conviction that the central aim of domestic policy must be to avoid the horror of mass unemployment. Forget ideological posturing; the job of a responsible Conservative government was to keep people in work.

Almost a century and 25 miles up the A19 later, we arrive in Sunderland, where the Conservatives’ reputation for economic stewardship is dying.…  Seguir leyendo »

It was your classic Silicon Valley vacuity treated as gospel. Last year Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder, described how he stays at the top of the tech tree. “You have to always be leaning in to the future. If you’re leaning away from the future, the future is going to win every time. Never, ever lean away from the future.”

Most of us want to “lean in” to the future, don’t we? So it’s clever, the way the gods of technology have co-opted a shining-city-on-a-hill vision of “the future” and elided it with the stuff they sell. To reject their products is to reject the future itself.…  Seguir leyendo »