On consequences of the pandemic + important local election results in Spain & UK.
We start off by discussing the telling results of some recent local and regional elections: in the UK, Labour continues its drift to becoming a middle-class party; while in Spain, Madrid goes to the right. Podemos flops, while voters seem to endorse an anti-lockdown stance.
Then we get to our three articles on the consequences of the pandemic: is live-streaming complicit with power? Are liberals now anti-science? Will inflation return?
Stayed home, live streamed, got the T-shirt, Lev Parker, The Conservative Woman
The Liberals Who Can’t Quit Lockdown, Emma Green, The Atlantic
Broad commodities price boom amplifies ‘supercycle’ talk, Neil Hume et al, FT