Dominic Cummings departure marks the end of a radically victorious experiment to turn the Tories into the party of the provincial English working classes.
A year ago, the party campaigned laboriously on a platform to improve the lives of ordinary people – now, hours after Dominic Cummings exit was established, the party briefed a return to the preoccupations of metropolitan England.
The party is administering welcome home kisses on both cheeks, naturally to wealthy people in the big cities and turning their backs on the people of Derby, Mansfield, Walsall, Stoke and Durham.
As far as most working-class people are concerned, the Tory party has long been led by posh people for posh people.
Ordinary families have long endured lectures from Tory ministers on the need to cycle everywhere, to eat costly vegetables, to build character in their children like public schools do, and to love every facet of modern life.
It took the Vote Leave veterans, ironically fronted by someone with the middle name de Pfeffel to sweep this aside and speak directly to the masses of provincial England.
Dominic Cummings Vote Leave veterans cut through to working-class voters like no other Conservative campaign since Margaret Thatcher in 1983.
Brutally simple and unsentimental in style, they turned politics upside down, setting up the prospect of a complete political realignment and getting Brexit done, improving town centres, more money for the NHS and police, each of these helped destroy Labour in its own heartlands.
Walk into a flat-roofed pub in an estate in Derby and you now genuinely meet people openly telling you they voted Conservative.
Under the direction of Dominic Cummings, Cain and the rest, for the first time in decades, the Conservatives connected with the working-class people and the voters from towns in the Midlands, the North and the coast believed that the party finally cared, not just about their political priorities but about their daily lives and where they lived.
And in what would be the most unbelievable and inept political campaign decision of modern times, the Conservatives look set to chuck it all away.
Make no mistake, a change in approach to prioritise so-called softer issues, like environmental causes and social and lifestyle issues meant that working-class voters would slowly but surely peel off to Labour.
At the end of the day, none of the three main parties is interested in the working classes and sadly the Labour party left us behind in favour of themselves and the Tories have never cared, as long as the taxes keep cruising in.
But then might say that if the taxes weren’t rolling in, how would the country function, presumably on fresh air, next they’ll put a tax on that as well.
Perhaps it doesn’t pay to vote for any of them. After all, they’re all for themselves anyhow – always have been, always will be and it proves it, the way that the country has gone.
And so much for levelling out, but then that was never more than a sound bite and if you believe the departure of Dominic Cummings will mean better things to come, think again.
All we have now is this indecisive inept fool who can’t even string a sentence together and evidently, Boris Johnson will be gone by early spring and now even his most enthusiastic followers can see the muck up that is Brexit.
Between them, Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings and the Tory party have in the last 4 years shredded this country – they’ve committed suicide on behalf of us all, Brexiteers and Remainers alike.
It’s a mess – their out of touch, out of their depth and we haven’t even felt the full effects of Brexit yet either.