The results were a triumph of localism which confounded the pundits. But achieving wider home ownership is still a particular challenge in London.
Posts Tagged: Opinion Polls
It’s understandable to seek out any hints of better news – but there is no benefit in getting overly optimistic too early.
Opinion polls catch-up. The Tories’ troubles come and go – but they keep hitting about 40 per cent, or more, in the polls
The country remains divided poll-wise into two unarmed camps. One cannot stick the Conservatives at any price. The other is unified by its fear of Corbyn.
Plus: Erdogan, Putin and Rouhani meet at the Three Wise Monkeys Summit – hear no evil, see no evil…and evil. Guess which is which.
Pundits are expecting a drubbing for the Conservatives in the capital. But some boroughs will buck the trend. I predict unpredictability.
The former ‘People’s Army’ is struggling to survive, and even what’s left of its poll support could be an overstatement.
James Frayne: The polling shows that British voters harbour a deep suspicion of Putin and the Russian state
Foreign policy is rarely at the centre of our politics, but the electorate are now likely to judge potential leaders in part on their stance towards the Kremlin.
That’s unlikely to deter hardcore Remainers from egging Juncker et al on. But will it persuade Labour to stop working with Brussels against the UK negotiating position?
One of the complaints that came up from the groups I ran – particularly from those from minority communities – is that some people get treated more leniently than others.
What’s more, to have any effect it would need to be part of a broader suite of interventionist policies – territory where Conservatives’ can never out-socialist Labour.
We must find our identity in modern Britain; break away from obstructive stereotypes; source authentic leaders who connect with voters; become the party of opportunity; and never style ourselves as an alternative to “chaos”.
New polling on behalf of the Centre for Social Justice and Family Stability Network helps to highlight what young people themselves are asking for.
Polling suggests real concern among them about extremism. But one wouldn’t think so from the coverage of her appointment.
Ben Roback: The US government shutdown left both sides in Washington playing the blame game, but neither has won
Indeed, the next shutdown might come before very long. And there’s no sign that Trump or his opponents are in a compromising mood.
In trying to maximise the Party’s vote share, it’s essential that a proper audit of these barriers takes place (and others will no doubt think of some I have missed).