Political Capital: Neck and Neck

Recorded: 14.10.20

James Dowling and Senior Research Manager at Opinium, James Crouch, explore the company’s weekend poll which shows Labour and the Conservative Party neck and neck. We also explore attitudes towards lockdown – How are the UK population weighing up the balance between the economy and health? Do the measures announced go far enough? What does all this mean for the winter?

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Podcast Highlights:

– What difference does Labour’s new leader make?
– Did conference season change anything?
– Can public trust be regained?
– Did yesterday’s measure go far enough?
– How do people feel the crisis will impact the economy?
– How much does someone’s personal financial situation impact on their views toward the lockdown?


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Podcast speakers

James Crouch

James Crouch

Senior Research Manager at Opinium Research

James Dowling

James Dowling

Board Director at Lansons

As former Special Adviser to David Gauke, first in the Department for Work and Pensions, and then at the Ministry of Justice, James oversees Lansons public affairs and public policy practice.