In a field this crowded and with an electorate so, er, sophisticated, make no assumptions about which names will be forwarded to Party members.
Posts Tagged: YouGov
YouGov has Johnson top as Next Tory Leader. So do we. It has him winning run-offs. So do we. It finds 79 per of activists want May out. Our figure was 82 per cent…
The unrebuttable fact is that the Prime Minister is in breach of her word, and that the collapse of trust in the Party threatens to be terminal.
There are clearly dangers in accepting the terms set out by green activists – who essentially argue that we can only protect the environment by slowing growth.
Conservative MPs should not sit idly by as their party’s ratings sink to the mid-30s and below. There’s reason to think the change isn’t temporary.
James Frayne: Yes, voters are nervous about No Deal. None the less, they simply want the Government to get on with leaving.
It’s hard to see how the Conservatives can sustain their electoral position by U-turning on Brexit. Its core vote will surely completely collapse.
James Frayne: The public’s views on sex and relationships education are more nuanced than you might imagine
If it is framed through the prism of tolerance and anti-bullying, most people support it. But there are still political pitfalls.
Steve Double: May has misread the mood of the country over free movement. Now is the time to drop hostile rhetoric.
There is a now a window of opportunity for a better, more sensible and cross-party debate than the one we had in the referendum campaign.
Johnson has topped an ESRC poll, as he did our last survey. Its findings are even better for Brexiteers than ours were.
Tom Clougherty: Make Work Pay. A new agenda from the CPS for fairer taxes – including an end to pernicious marginal rates.
If one of a couple claiming the marriage allowance becomes a higher rate taxpayer, there is a 23,800 per cent marginal tax rate on the first penny over the threshold.
Wages are growing at their fastest rate for ten years, and employment is at a near-record high. But qualifications are necessary…
And: Churchill-mania, Moggmania, and the passion of Rory Stewart. Plus: too many lobbyists.
Rebecca Lowe: The Conservatives and women. The Tory electoral challenge has more to do with age than gender.
Rather than wasting time with forays into positive discrimination, the Conservatives should weight the merits of various forms of increased flexibility at work.
It is the spending that needs to be controlled and reduced, rather than taxes increased yet further.
The Tories have been ahead only once since the summit, though the shift away from them has flattened out.