Articles by Peter Kellner

YouGov President, Peter Kellner, analyses the politics of a triple-dip recession On Wednesday, the day before the rest of us, George Osborne will know whether Britain’s economy has succumbed to a triple-dip recession. By convention, the Office for National Statistics gives ministers 24 hours’ notice of its data, so they ...
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YouGov President, Peter Kellner, analyses the challenges facing the Chancellor after his Budget If George Osborne were subject to a political rating, he would have been downgraded to BBB some months ago – and each B stands for a challenge that last week’s Budget was designed to address.  Those challenges ...
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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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Peter Kellner is a journalist, political commentator, and President of YouGov. See Peter's full bio