‘New poll suggests…’: How to tell when public opinion has really changed

On a daily basis we are being presented with new opinion polls on various social and political issues, but do these really represent public attitudes? Using a statistical method called bootstrapping to estimate sampling variance, Patrick Sturgis and Jouni Kuha explain how such an approach can improve the quality of debate about UK public opinion. … Read more‘New poll suggests…’: How to tell when public opinion has really changed

The EU’s record shows how it has turned hypocrisy into an art form

Hypocrisy on a small scale is inevitable in politics. It’s taken the European Union to turn it into an art form. It’s an essential skill in an institution constantly changing but always in the same mess. It predicts glowing futures to distract from sordid reality. It allows every minister to come out of Brussels meetings … Read moreThe EU’s record shows how it has turned hypocrisy into an art form

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