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Narendra Modi merges myth and reality to say plastic surgery fixed Ganesh’s elephant head, Battle of Ideas

Narendra Modi merges myth and reality to say plastic surgery fixed Ganesh’s elephant head

India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, has caused some consternation and controversy by saying to an audience of doctors and scientists last weekend that plastic surgery and genetic science existed and were in use thousands of years ago in ancient India. That, he said at the dedication of a hospital in Mumbai on October 25, was [...]

By | Battle of Ideas, The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 30 October 2014 at 4:20 pm

More Labour voters “seriously consider” voting UKIP, Eagle Eye

More Labour voters “seriously consider” voting UKIP

Labour’s lead has been halved from six points to three in a ComRes opinion poll for The Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror.
Con 31% (+2)
Lab 34% (-1)
Lib Dem 7% (0)
UKIP 19% (0)
Green 4% (0)
Other [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 18 October 2014 at 7:26 pm

Poll alert, Eagle Eye

Poll alert

We have a ComRes opinion poll in The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror.
We have asked people how they intend to vote, and carried out an experiment to test the effect of prompting for UKIP. Survation is the only pollster that reminds respondents about UKIP in its standard voting-intention question. This produces [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 18 October 2014 at 11:20 am

Ed Balls on mansion tax

Here is a full transcript of the Shadow Chancellor, one of our most interesting politicians, interviewed by Dermot Murnaghan on Sky News this morning.
DM: Why do you think you’ve lost your poll lead? Anything to do with [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 5 October 2014 at 4:33 pm

Did the UK economy do well after all?, Chunomics

Did the UK economy do well after all?

Not when set in a domestic historical context. And our productivity performance has still been dreadful.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 at 1:58 pm

ComRes poll: Farage as popular as Cameron, Eagle Eye

ComRes poll: Farage as popular as Cameron

Nigel Farage is viewed as favourably as David Cameron, according to a ComRes poll for The Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror tomorrow. The poll also finds that Labour has stretched its lead over the Conservatives to six points, and that Ed Miliband’s favourability rating has improved slightly despite his forgetting passages about the deficit [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 27 September 2014 at 7:26 pm

Poll alert, Eagle Eye

Poll alert

We have a ComRes opinion poll in tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror, which was taken in the three days following Ed Miliband’s conference speech. Our online poll last month had Labour two points ahead.
As well as asking how people intend to vote, we asked if they agreed or disagreed with the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 27 September 2014 at 11:30 am

Yvette Cooper’s speech to Labour conference 2014, Eagle Eye

Yvette Cooper’s speech to Labour conference 2014

I couldn’t find the text of Yvette Cooper’s speech to Labour conference yesterday online anywhere. It was a good and possibly important speech, so here it is:
Yvette Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, in a speech to Labour’s Annual Conference 2014 in Manchester, said:
You have seen Leyla’s incredible strength. Her fight for her daughter and [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 25 September 2014 at 5:38 pm

What’s really happened to NHS spending under the Coalition?, Chunomics

What’s really happened to NHS spending under the Coalition?

If Jeremy Hunt had used the day-to-day measure of spending his political point about Labour’s plans would have been blunted.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Thursday, 25 September 2014 at 12:56 pm

Scottish independence makes no economic sense whatsoever, Eagle Eye

Scottish independence makes no economic sense whatsoever

The question is whether the citizens of a future Scottish state believe that the apparent emotional and psychological benefits of independence outweigh the years of greater austerity and deflation that they will have to endure to secure the country’s material prosperity.

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 15 September 2014 at 3:45 pm

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