How M&S closures illuminate Brexit Britain and last month's election

If you live in Darlington, Keighley, Barrow, Stockton, Walsall or Warrington, you probably know that your once-Labour town voted Leave in 2016 and now has a Conservative MP. You are even more likely to know something else. Your town has lost its Marks and Spencer. For some residents, the loss of their M&S is of … Continue reading How M&S closures illuminate Brexit Britain and last month's election

How to decode YouGov's latest MRP data showing Tory majority down from 68 to 28

Not surprisingly, the second big YouGov MRP survey is attracting as much attention as the first, two weeks ago. It has reduced its headline projection of the Conservative majority from a comfortable 68 to a nervy 28. Why? In some ways the answer is less dramatic than it would seem at first sight – but … Continue reading How to decode YouGov's latest MRP data showing Tory majority down from 68 to 28