The quest for community
Liberals and conservatives are alike in one key way
Pinner in north-west London is one of the most pleasant suburbs in the capital, a sort of Gujarati Richard Curtis film with large early twentieth-century detached houses and plentiful parks filled with dads wearing sweaters around their necks.
It was here that Suella Braverman went to school before a successful political career which has seen her become one of the four great office holders of state. Braverman’s mother came from Kenya, and so like her predecessor Priti Patel is of east African Asian descent, a well-represented group in the modern Tory party. She is also, unusually, a Buddhist, has a Jewish husband, and was named after a character in Dallas – very much a product of globalisation.