Entries by Peter Kellner from 12/2012

Leveson, Public Opinion and Some Unvarnished Facts

| Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Politics

A majority, 52%, think MPs should NOT 'have a say in the system of press regulation', as this 'threatens the principles of a free press'. 31% disagree. In other words, the centre of gravity of public opinion is for a new law to ensure that press regulation works - but for the regulation system itself to be designed and managed away from Parliament.

Groundhog Year

| Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Politics

As far as the big picture is concerned, public reaction this year to Britain's continuing economic troubles has been remarkably static. 2012 has been groundhog year.

The Perilous Politics of Immigration

| Posted 12.17.2012 | UK Politics

Interpreting public opinion on immigration can be a tricky business. Knowing what POLICIES the public want is straightforward enough; the tough bit is making sense of the POLITICAL IMPACT of the issue.