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    Ok, speech isn't finished yet but a quick "what is May-ism?" tweet storm...

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    1.May-ism is hard to define. It’s an inclusive but exclusionary approach. “Ordinary British families” are included…

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    2.…and the outsiders are immigrants, “elites” and perhaps the top of the city & business.

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    3. (Very) Tough approach to immigration coupled with a focus on housing & industrial policy, less emphasis on “sound money”.

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    4. It’s not traditional centre ground stuff. But it’s a clear pitch to winning 40-45% in a general election.

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    5. On one level - it's a bet that migration, security & identity matter more to politics than economics in the next decade.

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    6. In some ways the big question is: will Brexit leave much space for the rest of the agenda?

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    7. Also worth noting - May-ism seems to have become harder edged since July.

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    8. Final thought: whatever this is, it isn't "neoliberalism".

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