If people vote in the general election on 7 May 2015 the way our ComRes opinion poll today suggests, Labour would win a majority of 74 seats. But they probably won’t. So how will public opinion change over the next two years?
Here are two schools of thought: Dan Hodges, my fellow zombie Blairite, has devised [...]
My article in The Independent on Sunday today is part of a continuing series explaining why popular attitudes towards Europe might not be such a problem for David Cameron as might be assumed.
Since May 2010, when the general election coincided with the start of the euro crisis, most opinion polls, including our ComRes today, have [...]
Matthew d’Ancona says David Cameron’s talk is of “clearing the battlefield”. Which is a nice way of saying, “everything looks like a shambles now, but just imagine what it will be like the week after next when all this bad stuff is out of the way”.
D’Ancona reports what I had heard, which is that No [...]
The UK Independence Party is on 19 per cent, the highest share recorded by any pollster, in a ComRes poll for tomorrow’s The Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror.
We have a ComRes opinion poll in The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror. The results will cause a bit of a stir.
As well as asking people how they would vote, and who would be the best prime minister, we asked if people agreed or disagreed with the following:
If a referendum were [...]
Falling a bit behind in the series of the book, Questions To Which The Answer Is No.
This is number 947, asked by Huffington Post (alien fish, pictured).
Number 948 was asked by Mary Riddell:
Will Ed Miliband be the Doctor Who of politics?
A bit baffling, that one (unlike all the others). Will he reverse the polarity of the neutron [...]
Nigel Lawson, Financial Secretary to the Treasury 1979-81 (second from left in picture), told Treasury civil servants at a seminar organised by the Mile End Group two weeks ago (but online only today):
There’s a reason why you today can feel confident … Based on the example of what we did in the 1980s, squeezing public [...]
That’s the blog post I would like to write – not because I am a cheerleader for the Prime Minister but because it would be a challenge. But, despite Dan Hodges’ best effort to explain why Ed Miliband has blown his chance (Times, pay wall), it doesn’t seem possible to explain how this week’s EU referendum [...]
No, this is not my long-promised lecture of the above title. I am under-qualified to deliver it, in any case. Suffice it to say that those who idolise Clement Attlee as a way of criticising New Labour have got the wrong man.
Someone who could deliver it is David Hayes, one of the finest essayists, whose [...]
Number 944 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No, asked by guess who.
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