Posted by Chris Lowe on 13 February 2010
Are you surprised that the Conservative’s poll lead is up to 11, just after we had been told that Labour were pulling it back? Has David Cameron had a really good week? Did Gordon Brown have a good January. Or is it just that journalists are hopeless at maths? Opinion polls interviewing 1,000 people have an error of [...]
Posted by Warwick Smith on 11 February 2010
Great post by Roger Helmer. Best explanation of lobbying from a politician for a long time.
Posted by Warwick Smith on 10 February 2010
Yesterday’s public comments on the regulation of lobbying have produced much heat and little light in today’s media. OK, I accept that the debate between my old friends Peter Bingle and Mark Adams at the CPIR didn’t generate that much airtime. But David Cameron’s speech was widely reported, albeit sadly inaccurately. The common theme between [...]
Posted by Chris Lowe on 2 February 2010
So today, 13 weeks before the General Election, we hear that Gordon Brown is to propose electoral reform. Ring any bells? According to Paddy Ashdown’s diaries, on 14 January 1997, 15 weeks before that General Election, Tony Blair told him: “I have become convinced of the need for electoral reform in Britain”.
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Here’s a good example of how a public affairs programme can be measured. When College Public Policy started working with G15, a group of leading Lodon housing associations, ComRes were commissioned to undertake a survey of London MPs’ attitudes towards housing associations. Over the following 16 months CPP worked with G15 to engage with many of [...]