Articles tagged with Ipsos MORI
by Christopher McLean / 22 Oct 2012 11:57
The Edinburgh Agreement signed by Alex Salmond and David Cameron has paved the way for a referendum on Scottish independence in the next two years. The first minister acknowledged the challenges facing the nationalists, but said: “given the proper opportunity, we will be able to convince a majority of our fellow citizens that [independence] is the right future for Scotland.” Our latest Scottish Public Opinion Monitor for The Times highlights the considerable challenges facing
by Tom Mludzinski / 18 May 2012 14:54
When the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats came together in the summer of 2010 to form a coalition government there was a great deal of speculation about the future of the British political landscape. We were entering into untrodden ground. No-one knew for sure exactly what it would mean for the two governing parties or for that matter, for the only remaining party of opposition. The coalition is now two years old and a look
by Tom Mludzinski / 01 May 2012 11:58
'Omnishambles' has become the word often used in the Westminster village to describe the current predicament the coalition finds itself in, and the series of unfortunate events that have unravelled since the Chancellor George Osborne gave his Budget Statement over a month ago. At this point in a Parliament – three years out from a general election - what is important for the government, and the Conservatives in particular, is the perception of credibility
by Jerry Latter / 20 Apr 2012 15:35
In PMQs this week, Ed Miliband argued that only the prime minister “could think it was a cause for celebration that over one million young people are still out of work in this country”, as David Cameron sought to see the positive in the first drop in unemployment since last spring.
And, though the figures show that unemployment fell by 35,000, public concern about it shows no sign of halting.
by Christopher McLean / 01 Mar 2012 10:09
This week sees Johann Lamont’s first major appearance as new Scottish Labour leader at their spring conference in Dundee. Support for the Labour Party in Scotland continues to decline, leaving the new leader facing a considerable challenge to restore the party’s fortunes. Our latest polling has support for Labour at just 23%, down nine points since last May’s Scottish Parliament election. Can she rejuvenate Labour at a critical time for Scotland?
by Tom Mludzinski / 25 Nov 2011 15:33
The eurozone crisis has seen off two prime ministers in the last few weeks: Silvio Berlusconi and Georgious Papandreou. Spain’s centre-left government has been defeated at the ballot box. We have had apocalyptic forecasts from journalists and commentators alike over the state of the European economy and its effects on Britain.
At home, unemployment has continued to rise as economic confidence has fallen to a three year low. And yet, despite
by Christopher Mclean / 28 Oct 2011 13:12
Alex Salmond appears to have the Labour Party exactly where he wants it. His recent claim that it is the responsibility of the opposition parties to define the terms of a devolution max question in the forthcoming independence referendum forces Labour into making a move it does not want to make. In the political chess game it’s the perfect zugzwang.
Devolution max would give the Scottish Parliament greater powers over taxation and other
by Christopher Mclean / 07 Oct 2011 15:42
As the dust settles on the conference season for Westminster politicians, their Scottish counterparts kick theirs off with the Liberal Democrats in Dunfermline tomorrow. New Liberal Democrat leader, Willie Rennie, faces significant challenges if he is to justify his claim that “reports of the demise of the Liberal Democrats as a strong force in Scottish politics have been greatly exaggerated”.
It is true that each of the opposition parties at Holyrood has suffered
by Christopher Mclean / 06 Sep 2011 09:24
The political parties invested significant campaign resources in social media, ahead of the 2011 Scottish Parliament elections. Simply having an online presence is no panacea to engaging potential voters. As in the corporate sector, it must be integrated into a communications strategy.
Indeed, most members of Ipsos MORI’s Reputation Council, comprising senior blue-chip company communications directors, said they formally review social media discussions on a daily basis, while the majority have incorporated it
by Caroline Crampton / 26 May 2011 12:36
Ed Miliband is getting married tomorrow. It’s supposed to be the happiest day of your life, and well it might be, especially compared to the depressing string of bad news he’s facing today.
First up, Alex Salmond. The newly-reelected Scottish first minister was extremely scathing about Labour and its leader in a recent interview with James Macintyre of Prospect. And given that Salmond has just lead the SNP to a majority in Holyrood