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The Most And Least Attractive Accents In The UK Have Been Ranked

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

New research has rated the top 12 main accents in the British Isles by attractiveness – and the results may surprise you. YouGov asked 2,018 adu...

Turns Out Nearly 50% Of Young Britons Don't Define Themselves As Straight... Or Gay

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

More than 40% percent of young Britons say they are neither gay or straight, a new poll has revealed. Research published by YouGov revealed that 6...

Seagulls Are Officially Worse Than Pigeons, According To YouGov

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Comedy

A pioneering YouGov poll has discovered that Brits are more fond of one type of bird over another type. The renowned pollster asked 1,500 British p...

Speak for Europe, David

Peter Kellner | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

The advice from Europe's voters to David Cameron could not be clearer: If you want popular support across the Channel for your renegotiation strategy, talk not about what's good for Britain but what's good for Europe.

Would a Fairer Voting System Be a Better System?

Peter Kellner | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

If, despite the clear outcome of the Alternative Vote referendum four years ago, we are to reopen a national conversation about the way we elect our MPs, we should at least start from a recognition that no system is ideal and that our choice depends on our priorities.

Why an EU 'Yes' Vote Won't Settle the Matter

Peter Kellner | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

One of the most seductive arguments for holding an in-out referendum on the European Union is that it will settle the matter for decades to come: if the UK votes to stay in, we can then plan for the future without fearing a new campaign to shove us towards the exit door. The trouble is, it ain't necessarily so.

Should Labour Move to the Centre?

Peter Kellner | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

The question that has dominated Labour's election post mortem is whether the party lost because it was too left-wing and should therefore return to the centre ground. At one level the answer is plainly 'yes'... In fact, things are not that simple.

The Web Is Bringing People Into Politics - But Are Politicians Keeping Up?

Brie Rogers Lowery | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech
Brie Rogers Lowery

A revolution in technology over the past decade has shaken up business models underpinning everything from how we share and consume news and ideas, to how we shop or find a date. We live in an on-demand world, and as we enter the final weeks of the 2015 election, we're seeing how democracy is also being reshaped by the web.

Does This Poll Prove Ukip's Bubble Is Bursting Already?

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Politics

Most voters think Ukip is a fading force in British politics, according to a new poll. More than half of voters surveyed by YouGov doubt the anti-E...

This Is What Gamers Are REALLY Like

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech

The objectively hilarious, statistically maybe-flawed YouGov Profiles tool released this week purports to show what people who are into various brands...

Labour Pair Deny They Are Preparing For Miliband's Demise

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Politics

Two of the most senior members of Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet have angrily denied claims they were in secret negotiations over what to do if the Labo...

Who's Less Popular, Clegg Or Miliband? Guess Again...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband's approval rating has dropped to an all-time low, according to a YouGov survey for The Sunday Times. It found just 18% of voters though...

There Are More Internet Trolls Than You Can Possibly Imagine

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech

A YouGov poll has shown that nearly a third of Americans have 'admitted malicious online activity directed at somebody they didn’t know'. This is...

Why You're Not Going to Quit Facebook

Jonathan Welsh | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Tech
Jonathan Welsh

While there's no doubting the importance of local print media, social media is making its way into a position of more influence locally and brands need to be ready to adapt as competition for consumer time intensifies. The data shows that producing content which can be tailored for local audiences has a better chance of building trust in a brand.

Five Reasons the No Campaign Should (Just About) Win in the End

Sunder Katwala | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Politics
Sunder Katwala

Scotland will get what a majority of Scots choose. The vote itself is a proof that Scots hold popular sovereignty - and that the United Kingdom is a Union of consent. It may prove a nail-biter. But the most unpredictable factor is probably still less the outcome of the vote but just how close the margin of victory and defeat might be.

No Campaign Responds To Shock Scottish Independence Poll

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Politics

A shock Scottish independence poll that put the Yes campaign in the lead is a "wake up call" to those fighting to keep the UK together, its leader has...

Has Salmond Just Revealed His 'Plan B'?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics

Alex Salmond has said that keeping the pound without the backing of the Bank of England is a viable "transitional option" for an independent Scotland,...

Faith-Inspired Action - The Essence of Ramadan

Jehangir Malik | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK
Jehangir Malik

We asked a sample of over 5,000 people about their attitudes to Britishness and British values, to religious charities and to Ramadan. The results paint what for me is an unsurprisingly positive picture of Britain's Muslim community, one that I believe much better reflects what we are about than the narrow stereotypes that dominate some sections of the media.

Economic Clouds Begin to Disperse

Peter Kellner | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

To help us limber up for the glorious five-day festival of number-crunching that lies ahead - from polling day on Thursday to next Monday's fallout from the European Parliament election results - here are some figures that might matter more in the long-run. They concern Britain's economy.

The Great Ukip Racism Debate, Continued - Three New Pieces of Evidence

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Ukip voters want immigrants and their families sent home. A leading ethnic minority Ukip activist despairs over the party's 'racist' posters. Far-right leaders abroad claim to have had 'good contacts' with Nigel Farage. Can Ukip continue to duck and dodge the charge of 'racism'?

Making Sense of UKIP's Surge

Peter Kellner | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

Nigel Farage has easily the highest rating of any Britain-wide party leader - yet most people think is party harbours racists; and Ukip's recent surge has coincided with a rise, not fall, in support for Britain remaining in the European Union.

iPhone Users 'The Most Likely To Sext'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Tech

iPhone owners are the most likely to send a sexy text message or "sext", according to a new poll. A survey by YouGov found that more than 30% of iP...

Farage Wins Round Two

Peter Kellner | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

Nigel Farage won his second television debate with Nick Clegg by an even larger margin than last week. Fully 68% said the UKIP leader ‘performed better overall’, up from 57% after the first debate, while Clegg’s rating slipped from 36% to 27%...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Osborne Hides Behind Shapps

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 23 March 2014... 1) OSBORNE HIDES BEHIND SHAPPS Well, well, well. It wasn't Grant, it was Ge...

Tony Benn's Finest Speech

Peter Kellner | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

A few years ago, when I was compiling an anthology, modestly entitled Democracy (published by Mainstream and also available as an e-book, since you ask) I wanted to include something from Benn's battle to renounce his peerage. Ever generous, he gave me a copy of the speech he was not allowed to deliver, and which had never been published... This is what Tony Benn wanted to say.