Seb is Whitehall Editor of the Financial Times and he hails from Gateshead, in the North East of England. Broken Heartlands is a captivating account of how the Tories smashed the Red Wall, turning former Labour safe seats Conservative. Why did it happen? How on earth did former Labour supporters vote for Boris Johnson? What deeper economic and cultural forces were at work? Can Labour rebuild the Red Wall and win power again?
Iain Martin speaks to German journalist Steffen Grimberg to learn more about Olaf Scholz, Germany’s next Chancellor, who is being sworn in as Angela Merkel’s successor today.