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There is a big divide between traditional Tories and this new intake of Tory MPs says @katyballs. However, Brexit is where there is most agreement in the Tory party.
The big test for Labour will ultimately be what are the policies going to be. Where does Labour stand on the economy? Keir Starmer will need to say more about where Labour sits says @katyballs.…

We've got out of the habit of understanding what the politics of employment and unemployment look like says @HelenHet20.

There's going to be a big political question about what the debt is going to be used for. There is so much debt that tax increases are not going to make any difference to the risks involved says @HelenHet20 at #IsolationInsight.
In terms of the Union, things are a lot more difficult than before the Covid crisis begun. It has shown how dysfunctional the UK's constitutional arrangements are when dealing with the crisis says @HelenHet20.

The pandemic is going to have a profound impact on democratic politics everywhere, playing out in the the next 5 to 10 to 15 years, says David Runciman.

We're going to be shocked 10 years on, but I have no idea what the shock is going to be, says David Runciman.

Representative democracy is not set up to tackle climate change. It's not proactive and climate change is a proactive problem says David Runciman.

Representative democracy has one in built advantage - most people don't want to do politics with their lives says David Runciman.

We haven't had the politics of mass unemployment since the 1980s - and we've forgotten what that looks like, says @HelenHet20.

Since becoming Labour leader, who is Starmer trying to win on side? I don't think Starmer knows the answer yet says @katyballs.

The politics of currency questions was a big part of politics, but we've moved away from that, because other things have taken its place.

The question of currency is central again - which can be leveraged in positive and negative ways by the govt says David Runciman.
Populism is more symptom than cause to get around the limitations of a representative democracy says David Runciman.
I think it is quite clear that there is a strong sense by No10 that Whitehall as it sits currently doesn't work says @katyballs.
In terms of economic policy, I don't think No10 is in the same place as No.11 says @katyballs.
The one thing that will concentrate the govt's mind on economic policy will be if bond markets start making it harder for govt to borrow. I think that will happen in the end, but no one knows when that's going to be, says @HelenHet20.
In terms of foreign policy, it looks to me that the British govt is not all in with the US or the EU - and is therefore not taking a consistent position on geopolitical issues says @HelenHet20.
Foreign policy is where Boris Johnson can show he's a liberal Conservative says @katyballs.


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