Leading Article: William, use your head

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Does William Hague think that he is somehow imbibing wisdom by peregrinating round the national periphery, as if political reality can be found "out there", like truth in The X Files? Well, how much reality there is in a Cornish theme park is a matter for debate, but there probably isn't a lot at the end of a water chute.

Still, that's not really what this is about: it is about the Tory leader getting his hitherto unknown visage recognised in local newspapers and on local television stations around the provinces. No harm in that at all - indeed, a lot to be said for it. But lay off the "baseball cap casual", William: your older voters think it's childish, and the younger ones think you look - well, not to mince words, a bit of a prat in that hat.