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The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

Scotching a myth: Scotland is not as left-wing as you think it is

21 May 2014 11:58

Alex Salmond and David Cameron have more in common than a shared appreciation for Andy Murray’s tennis. Not, of course, that you would ever persuade either of them to admit… Continue reading

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Nobody’s noticed, but the White Paper on Scottish independence has failed to move public opinion

2 December 2013 10:33

It is not surprising that the first Scottish opinion poll to be done since Alex Salmond published his White Paper on Independence last week would slip by almost unnoticed. After all,… Continue reading

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Muslims Visit The Largest Mosque In Europe To Listen To Islamic Khalifa's Sermon

Abandon all hope: the average voter thinks one in four Britons is a muslim

9 July 2013 12:29

Last month I wrote a post arguing that an awful lot of opinion polling is worthless. The public mood matters – and measuring it is important – but when it… Continue reading

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A Celebratory Cauldron Is Lit In Trafalgar Square Ahead Of The Paralympic Games

Most opinion polls are junk: blame the ignorant general public for that.

25 June 2013 14:07

One of the very good things about Lord Ashcroft is that he is happy to commission large-scale opinion polls. Sometimes these are mischievous. Take today’s example, for instance. It is… Continue reading

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SYRIA-CONFLICT

No, the Syrian civil war is not "Obama's Rwanda"

28 February 2013 15:30

Today’s Question To Which the Answer Is No is asked by Will Inboden over at Foreign Policy. To wit: Has Syria Become Obama’s Rwanda? There are many reasons why it… Continue reading

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