The crisis could provide the perfect reason for the Conservatives to expand the state to appeal to their new voter base. But they might also head in the opposite direction.
Initially spoken of as a puppet chancellor, the newcomer seems to be coming out better from this crisis than other ministers.
Let's stay united in the face of this threat.
Governments are planning a fiscal expansion worth 10% of GDP. Here's a way of making it more effective.
Major crises all necessitate massive state intervention.
The British currency is showing the strain of the government's rescue plan.
The government's "whatever it takes" promise to NHS is all very well, but UK healthcare is a long way from being ready to deal with a major outbreak.
Rishi Sunak has delivered his first budget as UK chancellor and the Conservative Party's first budget since winning the 2019 general election.
The new chancellor's plans won't look half as prudent if the economy tanks.
The question is: how long will Rishi Sunak last?