Did Trump Just Insult The UK With An Upside-Down Flag?

Mark Hillary | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

It might seem trivial to many that the flag is displayed correctly, the British flag is often displayed upside down because many people assume the design is symmetrical, but the Brexit debate means that British people may soon need to have a more intimate understanding of their flag.

Latest Polls Give Jeremy Corbyn's Labour A Boost In Closing Gap Against Tories

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK

Labour has been given a significant boost in two general election polls out today, prompting Jeremy Corbyn supporters to “keep up the fight”. An ...

These Three New Brexit 'Tribes' Will Give The Tories An Election 'Landslide' Win

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK

Voters have drifted away from the binary ‘Remain’ and ‘Leave’ split over Brexit and instead now fall into three categories - helping the Torie...

Even Popular Polices Aren't Enough For Labour To Win, Pollsters say

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK

After a difficult day dealing with Labour’s manifesto being leaked, Jeremy Corbyn said its polices were “very popular”. During his calamitous le...

More Of Us Regret Brexit Than Support It, For First Time Since Referendum

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK

More people now oppose Brexit than support it for the first time since the referendum, a poll has revealed. A total of 45% say the vote to leave was w...

Tories Set To Replace Labour As Biggest Party In Wales - Poll

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour are set to be toppled by the Tories as the biggest party in Wales, according to a shock new poll. The ITV Wales/YouGov survey...

Tories Have Double The Support Of Labour, New Poll Reveals

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK

Theresa May goes into the general election on June 8 with a big lead over Labour, according to a clutch of new polls, with one showing half of all vot...

The State Of The Parties At The Start Of The Campaign

Joe Twyman | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Politics
Joe Twyman

Both the recent reporting and the latest polling data suggests that Theresa May has called an election because she wants to win a large majority - possibly three figures. All the polling currently points to a big win for the Conservatives. They are more than 20 points ahead of Labour and well into the 40% range it is assumed is needed for victory. This has been the case for some time.

John McDonnell: 'I Don't Believe The Polls'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Politics

John McDonnell has said the polls that show the Conservative Party has a commanding lead over Labour are wrong. “I don’t believe the polls. They g...

How Many Dates Should You Wait Before Having Sex With Someone?

Matthew Smith | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Smith

Despite not being the most popular option for men or women, the "three date rule" is more popular when Brits think about other people's romantic entanglements. When asked how many times they thought a newly dating couple should go out before having sex for the first time, 16% of Brits gave three dates as the most appropriate milestone, including 18% of men and 14% of women.

We're Having More 'Life Saving' Conversations Than Ever About Our Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK

More people are having “life-saving” conversations about their mental health - but men and older people are far less likely to do so, a landmark s...

Leave Voters' Vision For Post-Brexit Britain Is Literally 1965

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK

New poll results released on Brexit Day give a fascinating and terrifying glimpse into what Leave voters want post-Brexit Britain to look like. The Yo...

What If Brexit Negotiations Fail?

Anthony Wells | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Politics
Anthony Wells

The government's Brexit negotiating position is ambitious - how would the British public feel if the EU offered the UK less favourable terms?

Almost Half Of Brits Think The Trump State Visit Should Go Ahead

Matthew Smith | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Matthew Smith

New YouGov data shows that just under half (49%) of Britons believe Donald Trump's proposed state visit later this year should go ahead, while over a third (36%) want it cancelled. The visit, which will see the new president meet with the Queen, has provoked mass protests in the UK and has seen nearly 1.7million people sign the petition calling for the plug to be pulled on Trump's trip. It follows the president's controversial order banning refugees from various countries entering the US.

This Is How Many People *Actually* Want A Hard Brexit

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK

Tim Farron has slammed Theresa May’s Brexit plan as a “theft of democracy” - but now research has revealed just how many Brits actually want a s...

Academics' Survey Shows Little Support For Higher Education Bill

Sally Hunt | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Politics
Sally Hunt

To protect our students and the global reputation enjoyed by UK universities, we must have more rigorous quality measures applied before any new provider is allowed to access either degree awarding powers or state funding via the student loans system. And it's time for a major rethink on the Tef, which cannot be successful while so many question its value. Let's hope the minister is in listening mode.

Brexit Focus Groups: Business Decision-Makers' Views Six Months After The Vote

Jerry Latter | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Politics
Jerry Latter

Last week, we conducted two online discussion groups to explore the Brexit-related views of senior decision-makers in small businesses (with 1-50 employees) and medium sized organisations (250-999 employees). Participants were chosen from a spread of different industries, sectors, and views of Brexit - both in terms of how they voted and how they think the result has affected their business.

Han Solo Is Britain's Favourite Star Wars Character

Matthew Smith | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Smith

Han Solo is Britain's most beloved Star Wars character, with 21% of those who have ever watched a Star Wars film saying that he was their favourite. Han is even more favoured by those who consider themselves Star Wars fans, at 28%. It is clear that Brits will have been upset with the plot of Episode VII, which sees Solo killed at the end of the movie by his own son.

UK 'Would Have Chosen Remain If Only People Who Changed Underpants Every Day Voted'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK

A Brexit poll on how frequently people wash their clothes has suggested that if only people who changed their underpants every day were allowed to vot...

Europeans: Trump Would Be A Terrible President, Clinton An Average One

Matthew Smith | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Smith

If the US presidential election was held in Europe, Hillary Clinton would win in a landslide, a new seven country study by YouGov shows. However, people in the UK, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway are not that enthusiastic about the prospect - believing that the former Secretary of State would only be an "average" president and seemingly voting for her because they believe Donald Trump would be a "terrible" Commander in Chief.

Bake Off Viewers Want Andrew To Win This Year's Competition, But Think Candice Will Win

Matthew Smith | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Smith

Taking a step back from the final and looking over the whole of this year's show reveals there is one contestant the viewers have truly taken into their hearts.

Labour Is Losing Its Leave Voters

Matthew Smith | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Smith

Labour is struggling to hold on to its former voters who wanted Brexit, according to the last YouGov/Times survey before the Labour leadership election result is announced... Looking at why former Labour voters are now reluctant to vote Labour again lays the problem clearly at Jeremy Corbyn's door. More than seven in ten (71%) 2015 Labour voters said that they won't vote Labour again because they don't think that Corbyn would make a good Prime Minister. A majority also said that they doubted Labour would be able to form a competent government, and that the party doesn't represent their views.

Even Fans Of Grammar Schools Think They Are Bad For Less Able Children

Matthew Smith | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Smith

Most people who want more grammar schools admit that less academically able children would be better off in a comprehensive system... Do people back grammar schools because they think their own child is smart enough to get into one? The answer seems to be yes.

Support For Junior Doctors Begins To Slip Away As BMA Calls Off Strike

Matthew Smith | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Smith

The BMA has called off next week's junior doctors' strike, citing patient safety concerns. This may prove to be a prudent move, as new YouGov data reveals that the public increasingly believes that junior doctors are wrong to go on strike.

Did YouGov Get Their Labour Leadership Poll Wrong?

Don Brind | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Politics
Don Brind

In 2015 pollsters, including YouGov called the General Election wrong. At 10pm on May 5th the broadcasters delivered a huge shock to Ed Miliband --and the rest of us. If Reg Race is right, Jeremy Corbyn is destined to get a similar shock at around 10am on September 24th.