Tonight’s YouGov poll for the Sun has topline figures of CON 34%, LAB 40%, LDEM 11%, Others 15% (including UKIP at 7%). The 6 point Labour lead is, of course, entirely in line with the Labour leads of 5 points or so that YouGov have been showing lately, but it’s worth noting that 34% is the lowest YouGov have shown the Conservatives at since March.

Of course, the usual caveat I add about any voting intention poll showing anything unusual applies – sure, it could be the start of a trend, but it’s more likely that it’s normal sample error and things will be back to normal tomorrow.


305 Responses to “YouGov/Sun – CON 34, LAB 40, LDEM 11”

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  1. PeteB

    Socal mentioned him in passing about a film – you then came out with a comment where libel case has already been fought and won on this point

    As I said before – if you have any more evidence apart from the original Sunday Times article or what that idiot Charles Moore comes out with then please let us know. If he was so sure of the strength of his story why did he cowardly wait until after Foot was dead and unable to defend himself

    If not then just keep quiet!

  2. @SoCalLib

    Congratualtions on your exam success, and I hope you reconsider your decision to practise law sparingly – if you become a full-time lawyer now you retain the option to abandon it later, wheras if you abandon it now, you lose the option to pick it up later. Some of my relatives are permanently poor, so don’t be so youthful as to think that wealth can be causally discarded.

    As for the upcoming Thatcher biopic, I fear it will be disappointing. All agree that Thatcher went to war against domestic and foreign groups and stood for certain values whilst doing so: whether you love her or hate her depends on what you think of those values and groups. From the trailer, it seems that the film values caricature over intellectual argument – we will hear the word “handbag” but not the word “Hayek”.

    IMHO, the gold standard of political biopics is Stones’s Nixon: it’s been (accurately) called a liberal’s distorted vision of a conservative, but Anthony Hopkins got Nixon’s sweaty loathing pugilism without once resorting to caricature – the inner man, not the outer shell – and Stone placed him in a Shakespearean context. From the trailer, I think Streep will get it exactly wrong.

    If you want a Thatcher film worthy of the subject, try “Margaret”, which nailed it despite the fact that the actress (Lindsay Duncan) looks nothing like her, and had some inspired casting (John Sessions darn nearly channelled Geoffrey Howe).

    Regards, Martyn

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    @SoCalLib

    Congratualtions on your exam success, and I hope you reconsider your decision to practise law sparingly – if you become a full-time lawyer now you retain the option to abandon it later, wheras if you abandon it now, you lose the option to pick it up later. Some of my relatives are permanently poor, so don’t be so youthful as to think that wealth can be causally discarded.

    As for the upcoming Thatcher biopic, I fear it will be disappointing. All agree that Thatcher went to war against domestic and foreign groups and stood for certain values whilst doing so: whether you love her or hate her depends on what you think of those values and groups. From the trailer, it seems that the film values caricature over intellectual argument – we will hear the word “handbag” but not the word “Hayek”.

    IMHO, the gold standard of political biopics is Stones’s Nixon: it’s been (accurately) called a liberal’s distorted vision of a conservative, but Anthony Hopkins got Nixon’s sweaty loathing pugilism without once resorting to caricature – the inner man, not the outer shell, and Stone placed him in a Shakespearean context. From the trailer, I think Streep will get it exactly wrong.

    If you want a Thatcher film worthy of the subject, try “Margaret”, which nailed it despite the fact that the actress (Lindsay Duncan) looks nothing like her, and had some inspired casting (John Sessions darn nearly channelled Geoffrey Howe).

    Regards, Martyn

  4. Bazsc
    Sorry I upset you by quoting someone you don’t agree with.

    Surely we can have a discussion without resorting to aggression?

  5. PeteB

    There is no discussion to have!

    It is not aggression – this is supposed to be a serious forum with differing views.

    The post you originally made is best left to CiF.

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