British Politics

Lucinda Creighton: Tories will rue choosing comfort over England’s version of the American dream

Under Thatcher, the Conservatives were the party of aspiration – but now they favour older, wealthier voters who do not want their taxes spent on housing and health

The fallout from the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union back in 2016 continues to have an unsettling effect on British politics. While the waters appear calmer after the dramatic arrival and swift exit of Liz Truss as prime minister, it would be a mistake to think that the challenges posed by Brexit, both politically and economically, will dissipate any time soon.

Rishi Sunak, the British prime minister, has by all accounts begun ...