Our esteemed leader, the Prime Minister, paid another visit to Devon this week. Devoid of opposition, internal or external, the big man was here to lay down the law. Standing front and centre of a newly built housing development, clad in Osborne’s hi-viz jacket and hard hat, we were informed that similar estates will soon be springing up all around us – whether we liked it or not. Any backsliding on the part of our local authorities, the PM said, would be met with the full force of his office: that he would return with his own people and build the houses himself. Thanks to the Corby effect, Cameron believes voters have nowhere else to go. Localism, it appears, is a thing of the past.
Shouldn't complain: I could be living in Scotland.