UnHerd’s picks from the morning papers
Fraser Nelson, a fishing port in Lancashire, and the liberalism of the art world caught our eye this morning
A selection of the most interesting stories from this morning’s papers…
Fraser Nelson: Care homes won’t like it, but we’ve come to the end of cheap labour
'This is a new kind of conservatism... It rejects the New Labour logic that the best policies are always those which maximise economic growth. It pays more importance to national cohesion, making sure the economy is wired in a way that better links opportunities to those who need them.'
One in six people working in the arts have been gagged
'One respondent... said the cultural sector was: “supposed to be fearlessly free-thinking and open to a wide range of challenging views... They are now dominated by a monolithic, politically correct class (mostly of privileged white middle-class people) who impose their intolerant views”.'
Self-harming in under-30s doubles in a single decade
'Psychiatrists warned that too often, those who were self-harming were accused of being "attention seeking".'
Guardian: Almost half of all new jobs in England are in south-east
'Almost half of new jobs in England in the last decade were in London and the south-east, despite only a third of the population living in that region.'
Sammy Davis Jr was the Kanye West of his time
“We look at Kanye West with his love affair with the [Trump] White House and until we find out what is happening in that man’s head he is going to be a pariah,” director Clarke Peters said.
Cod wars to food banks: how a Lancashire fishing town is hanging on
'When I grew up there, Fleetwood was a tough but proud fishing port. It’s taken some knocks in the years since, but not everyone has given up on it.'
Richard Morrison: The arts world is tolerant, as long as you’re left wing and anti-Brexit
'I knew that most arts people were fervently against it, but I didn’t realise how much pressure was put on pro-Brexiteers working in the arts to, basically, shut up.'
One in four homes in parts of the UK is on Airbnb
“In rural areas and cities alike, the story is the same: young adults can’t afford to settle down in the areas they grew up in.”'
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