Unless one is going to take refuge in the discredited theory of an expansionary fiscal contraction or the scare story that closing the deficit any less rapidly would have resulted in a catastrophic run on UK government debt it’s still clear the economy would have recovered more rapidly without the Chancellor’s austerity.
LONDON: What do Narendra Modi, Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Trump and Arvind Kejriwal, to name but a few, have in common? They are all politicians (or in one case, a potential politician) who have emerged recently because of voters’ disenchantment with the way that their predecessors have run broadly consensus politics supported by establishments controlled by [...]
Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader of the opposition has failed to close the gap between the Conservatives and Labour according to a ComRes opinion poll in tomorrow’s Sunday Mirror and Independent on Sunday. The Conservatives are up two percentage points, and Labour up one, leaving the Conservatives 12 points ahead.
But 52 per cent of people [...]
We have a ComRes opinion poll in tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror. This is the first voting intention poll carried out wholly after Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour leader.
The Independent today reports an ORB poll that found 20 per cent of 2015 Labour voters said they were “less likely to vote [...]
I assume that YouGov is planning to run one more poll of Labour members and affiliated and registered supporters before the close of voting on Thursday and the announcement of the result on Saturday. I don’t know whether it will be in tomorrow’s Sunday Times or in The Times next week. While we wait, let [...]
Jeremy Corbyn scores the worst of the four Labour leadership candidates when voters are asked if they would improve or worsen the party’s chances of winning the next general election, according to a ComRes opinion poll for tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror.
The poll finds 31 per cent of voters think that [...]
We have our first post-election ComRes opinion poll in The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror.
It has some interesting findings about the Labour leadership election. I shall post the results here this evening, and the full tables will be on the ComRes website.
The voting intention figures use the new ComRes Voter Turnout [...]
There have been big cuts in poor areas and lighter cuts in well-off districts. If there was localised dissatisfaction at the impact of these cuts on services a national poll would not necessarily pick it up.
A surprisingly large share of minimum wage workers are in the top half of the distribution. Indeed, there are more minimum wage earners in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth highest deciles than in the bottom two poorest deciles.
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