BY DAVID EYLES A few thoughts on the Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election on 2nd December 2021: This constituency, combining Bexley Heath and Sidcup was originally held by Sir Edward Heath from 1950 until 2001. It has always been a Tory stronghold. Unsurprisingly, the Conservatives won, but with a seriously reduced majority. The late James Brokenshire’s majority of 18,952 has been reduced by Louie French … Continue reading Sleeping Giants
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Two millennia ago, during a civil war in the Roman Republic, Octavian fought a disinformation war against Mark Anthony. Using verse and catchy slogans printed on to coins, Octavian swayed the Roman people with fake news – claiming that Cleopatra’s lover was a drunkard who disrespected Roman values. He eventually won the war. He became the first Emperor of Rome, ruling for … Continue reading Days of Illusion
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ ‘Politicians are only interested in our research when it supports what they have already made up their minds to do….’ Professor Ted Friend Last year we contacted the British Polling Council after the National Trust vote on whether to ban fox hunting on their land. It was fairly obvious at the time that there was a major failure in … Continue reading LACS Polls Exposed
CSM POLLS Yesterday’s letter from Prime Minister Theresa May to the nation seemed to anger the nation. Professor John Curtice claims that May faces strong opposition from all sides to her deal from the British Public. A copy of May’s letter can be found here. Read the letter and let us know how angry You feel. We’d be interested to know. Continue reading How Furious With May Are You?
With Brexit just under two years away, Britain is leaving the EU but hopes to maintain good relations with Europe. Meanwhile, the Americans are welcoming their old friend back to the negotiating table after many years’ absence. Similarly, Commonwealth countries are calling for free trade agreements and closer cooperation. Where do you as a Brit feel your loyalties lie outside of the UK? Who should … Continue reading Where’s Your Loyalty, Brits?
US President Donald Trump is talking tough about wayward North Korea. But what can he do about the North Korean regime which drowns its population in propaganda and continues to crank up the pressure on South Korea, neighbouring countries and the US? If you were in the White House what would you do? Dove or Hawk? Continue reading What to Do About North Korea?