Hi. I'm Tom Jones, and these are the thoughts of a sensitive young man.

As well as being Councillor for Scotton and Lower Wensleydale - sun-kissed and God-blessed - I write, including for The Critic, Con Home, Cap X, Unherd, and even (but only once) The Guardian.

The writing I post on the Potemkin Village Idiot is slightly freer and less-news driven, but is concerned with the same fundamental issue as the rest of my writing; what is the plan for how we win back a conservative Britain fit for the 21st Century? That means explaining the road we’re on, how we got there and where we’re going.

We Will Win. Trust the Plan.


Please miss just once, you're embarrassing other blogs.


He personifies this: "the ideal of the honnete homme ... a generalist who works hard and isn't afraid to get to the bottom of things. He is sovereign, because he asserts and exercises his ability to learn for himself".


I reckon if you want a guide to a potential future of the Tories you could do worse than follow him. And, IMO, it's not a good thing.

One of the least serious people the Tories have had as an office holder in 345 years.

Other miscellany.

I also run Spoons but Nice, an Instagram project to document architecturally interesting Wetherspoons. God made me interesting rather than rich.  

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Attentive to the summons. Tory cllr for Scotton & Lower Wensleydale. Also writes, infrequently & poorly.