As local election results start to come in, spokespeople from political parties are all over the media to interpret the results. But occasionally, one lets something slip that reveals more than they intended.
So it was tonight with Tory front-bencher Liz Truss.
Ms Truss was trying to persuade Sky News’ Faisal Islam that the Tories care about ‘post-industrial’ towns – which are, of course, largely post-industrial because of Tory policies:
Yes, Truss told Faisal Islam that the Tories wanted to win Middlesbrough in these local elections – even though Middlesbrough is not having any local elections.
The Tories care about post-industrial towns, they claim – so much that they can’t even be bothered remembering which of them have actually been voting this week.
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