Tonight’s YouGov poll for the Sun has topline figures of CON 39%, LAB 39%, LDEM 8% and others 14%. A draw between the two main parties, but still consistent with an underlying position of a small Labour lead, which is what the broad sweep of February’s polls suggested.

107 Responses to “YouGov/Sun – CON 39%, LAB 39%, LD 8%”

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  1. @BOO BOO

    “He’s taking a year’s unpaid leave rather than resigning.”

    Yes I know that but it is strange he is taking a year out midterm of government when he is the strategy director. In my opinion he is expecting some things to happen in his year out that he doesn’t want to be associated with. If things blow over he will return otherwise he might resign.

  2. @ Colin

    “That USA “net oil exporter” story is not as simple as it looks-and misleading too.

    Thanks for that article.

    “It isn’t :-

    :Gasoline demand in the U.S. sank 2.9 percent to 8.736 million barrels a day last year as pump prices averaged $3.521 a gallon, the highest in records dating back to 1919.
    Total U.S. oil product demand fell 9.5 percent to 18.8 million barrels a day last year from 20.8 million in 2005, department data show.
    “The reason we can export so much is demand in the U.S. is weak,” Cohan said. Since 2005, the U.S. has lost nearly 2 million barrels a day of total product consumption, he said.”


    But the rest of the world is increasing it’s consumption.

    Extraordinary-huge geo-political implications too.”

    From what I understand, output productivity is increasing due to technological advances that result in greater efficiency in drillingand yield a lot more oil.

  3. @LizH

    Cameron himself has Andrew Cooper (another Director of Strategy) so it won’t be all bad. Hilton himself is said to be quite eccentric, but I don’t think it’s yet clear the move is as calculated as the context you talk of. We’ll see, but I think there’s a reasonable chance he’ll return.

  4. Interesting take on the Hilton departure :-

    …but if true-a depressing reminder of inertia & sheet anchor resistance of the UK Civil Service + Brussels to change.

  5. @Colin

    Do you think Cameron put a friendly hand around Hilton’s shoulder and led him into a darkened room somewhere to, how shall we say, gently re-educate him on the official Party line on British Airways.? Hasn’t he just gone a little “off message” about the benefits of Virgin Airlines as opposed to British Airways?

    Do you think Willie Walsh has had a quiet word in some ministerial ears??


    No idea what you are talking about.

    Different newspapers perhaps?

    Will go look for it later.

  7. Sorry Colin but that Spectator article is a bit of a suck-up to Hilton.

    The poor genius frustrated by the forces of conservatism…it may be right in some respects but it could also be that this career PR man and policy wonk has some really crap ideas!

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