Articles by Peter Kellner

YouGov President, Peter Kellner, discusses how people are less angry at illegal practices by individuals than legal avoidance by companies There always have been, and always will be, liars, cheats and crooks – and accountants who hunt for fancy tax loopholes on behalf of greedy clients. We have never liked ...
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YouGov President, Peter Kellner, analyses the public’s views on press regulation and Wednesday’s Budget The public’s response to two very different controversies is much the same: what matters is what works. Asked about how best to regulate the press and, separately, what the Chancellor should say in his Budget, voters ...
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YouGov President, Peter Kellner, analyses how all the main parties are nervous about the politics of immigration All the main parties are nervous about the politics of immigration, and figures in YouGov’s latest poll for the Sunday Times suggest why. Few of us think that immigrants generally play a positive ...
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UKIP voters: older and poorer than Tories – but LESS right-wing Nobody should be surprised that YouGov’s latest poll for the Sun has UKIP at its highest level yet, 12%, following the Eastleigh result. The Lib Dems, also on 12%, have also benefited from the publicity surrounding their victory while ...
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YouGov President, Peter Kellner, latest commentary on how the Tories can recover from Eastleigh Three letters define the Conservatives’ task at the next election: RIP. They stand for reassurance, integrity and prosperity. If David Cameron can persuade voters in forty key seats that he can supply them in sufficient measure, ...
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YouGov President, Peter Kellner, discusses what the Lib Dems win in Eastleigh's by-election means Of course it matters. Anyone who says it doesn’t is either a spin-doctor for a losing candidate or someone who can’t see beyond the true but trite observation that by-elections are not general elections. Here are ...
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YouGov President, Peter Kellner, discusses the public reaction to Britain's credit-rating downgrade and the allegations against Lord Rennard YouGov has conducted its first survey, for the Sun, since two big stories erupted out of the blue late last week: the downgrading of Britain’s credit-rating, and media reports of allegations of ...
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YouGov President, Peter Kellner, discusses the impact of the UK losing its top credit ranking for the first time since 1978 Some Conservative insiders worry that February 22, 2013, might go down as "Black Friday", comparable to "Black Wednesday" in 1992, when Britain fell out of Europe’s currency club, the ...
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Peter Kellner is a journalist, political commentator, and President of YouGov. See Peter's full bio