Boris Johnson

Can levelling up survive the collapse of Boris Johnson’s government?

No cabinet will be able to ignore the deep inequality of the UK’s regional geography.

This article originally appeared in the New Statesman

As Boris Johnson’s government drains away, the people left trying to keep the country running in local government are wondering: is this the end of the road for levelling up? Even with the rapid deployment of Greg Clark to his new departmental brief, and even though the Prime Minister has yet to actually resign from the post, it’s difficult to envisage a road back to what was once Johnson’s rallying cry to voters in the Red Wall seats.