Pro-Leave support piles up for the Mayor, Gove and Fox – leaving Osborne and May with most of the pro-Remain rest.
Posts Tagged: Stephan Shakespeare
Daniel Hannan MEP: Scowl, and you’ll help to lose the EU referendum. Smile, and you’ll help to win it.
Reflecting people’s gripes back at them will take you only so far. To get further, you must also offer something better.
The most straight forward way to achieve a Living Income for everyone would be to align the Income Tax and National Insurance thresholds with the Minimum Wage.
A defeat to the wrong brother would surely force the mother of all rethinks.
It’s a modern form of One Nation Conservatism. Harold Macmillan would have liked it.
Tim Montgomerie and Stephan Shakespeare’s new project is a radical, inventive and long-termist injection into Conservative thinking.
Stephan Shakespeare: To win, Conservatives must focus on improving government – not just downsizing it
Yes, younger voters are harder-edged, but they also believe that government has a big, positive role to play in their lives.
The numbers are clear – and neither of the main parties should be popping the champagne.
It's extraordinary that at this stage of the electoral cycle, and after years of a pretty miserable economy with further… Read more »
Stephan Shakespeare: Stephen Fry & Eddie Izzard v the England Rugby Team – yes, it’s Boris v Cameron
Stephan Shakespeare is a founder and global CEO of YouGov. Follow Stephan on Twitter. People are not good at predicting their own behaviour, so pollsters are wary of drawing conclusions from questions that ask ‘what would you do if…?’
Follow Stephan on Twitter. There is a widely-held and wrong assumption that only a small section of the electorate is… Read more »
Stephan Shakespeare: Dull, pedestrian, uninspiring – but perhaps a winner for politicians: “Competence Guaranteed”
Follow Stephan on Twitter. Imagine you are going into battle and alongside you in your struggle to survive you can… Read more »
Stephan Shakespeare: Miliband needs a bigger lead in opinion polls. Cameron’s real aim is another Coalition.
Follow Stephan on Twitter. Two or three unspectacular budgets from now the Conservatives could find themselves with five more years… Read more »
Stephan Shakespeare: A courageous confrontation with powerful elites may yet save the Conservative Party
Follow Stephan on Twitter. At last weekend's ConservativeHome conference (write-ups here), the stated focus was how to achieve an absolute… Read more »
Stephan Shakespeare: Modernisation isn’t just about gender, sexuality and the environment, it’s also about being on the side of the ‘little guy’
Follow Stephan on Twitter. The two biggest obstacles to winning elections are intellectual laziness and physical laziness. It's inherently very… Read more »