Jeremy Corbyn

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No idea. From the Guardian article:

So it seems there was actually a fairly major methodological problem with that particular study - if you ask a load of people who are statistically much more likely than average to be Labour voters what they think of Labour, it doesn't tell you much. Maybe Zahawi didn't want the company he co-founded to have its reputation damaged by a poor prediction even though he no longer worked there?

Conversely, this Curtis guy is now apparently working for Opinium, which is a rival polling company, so if he left YouGov on bad terms then he may be exaggerating what happened out of sour grapes. [Edit: although even he's saying it wasn't a deliberate attempt to harm Labour's chances.]

Maybe, or maybe they're just trying to cover their arses. They offer no explanation as to the methodological problems.

Fair point re: Curtis, but it could just as easily work against him. His new employer may now worry he might kick up a fuss about them at some point too.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
The only people I've heard say it until now have been Tories who think Boris is too soft and the party isn't conservative enough.
The full communism bit was obviously hyperbole, but I have once or twice seen apparently lefty people say stuff like "the government is out-flanking Labour from the left" just as a way to dunk on Starmer.

Then again, some of these same people are apparently taking the Daily Mail's "beergate" non-story entirely seriously, so it could just be another example of the horseshoe principle in action.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
The only people I've heard say it until now have been Tories who think Boris is too soft and the party isn't conservative enough.
In fairness I've heard quite a few people saying that the government became socialist during the pandemic though how seriously they meant it I couldn't say.
 

catalog

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But I have had this conversation quite a lot with people, normal people. Maybe not so much recently. What brings it back is this new thing about money to help with bills.
 

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The impression I'm currently getting is the media are trying really hard to 'both sides' it when it's much more damning for the anti-Corbyn lot.
 

DannyL

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