Theresa May has closed the annual congress of her party in Birmingham with a message in perfect Dadaist style, saying that the Tories are the party of workers.
Two things hide behind so much creativity: The offboard dumping of the Cameron & Osborne inheritance, privileged boys who played at being liberals and had taken too many steps in crushing the weak; and the void left by the annihilated moderate Labour, causing conservatives to salivate.
So leave out all the comparisons with Thatcher: May is compassionate, she has in her heart the petty bourgeoisie who reads the Mail and the Express, but deep down, she does not like the prevalence of the insular narrowness that led to Brexit. Instead, she likes Keynes. She has joined the now deafening chorus of this West that runs in the same spot, those who want the economy to go back to what it was, and complain about the distortions of the Financial Far West. It felt as if Ed Miliband were talking.