Both Hackney in inner London and Doncaster are Labour heartlands. While nearly eight out of 10 Hackney residents voted to remain, nearly seven out of 10 Doncaster voters opted for leave.
Here is a town that played a critical role in forging the Labour party. Its older, working-class residents have a view of the world that is utterly different and in conflict with much of the next generation, particularly in big cities. How Labour overcomes such divisions and rebuilds a broader electoral coalition will determine the future of the party – and the country, too.
It’s not particularly Brexit either. It’s that Labour gains power, seats, as a result of the donkey fodder Oop North. And they have entirely different beliefs about the world than the metropolitan Labour who actually constitute the party and the MPs. The sort of screaming harpies who wibble about the patriarchy and waaacism in the party meets would be told they just need a right seeing to by the voting base.
It’s not obvious there is a solution to this problem.