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18 August 2000
Across the country as I write, schoolchildren are receiving the examination results that assess their performance over the last couple of years in each of the subjects. (Well, except in Scotland, but that is a different story.) It seems an appropriate point at which to draw up a similar report card for the government. In which policy areas does the public feel it has passed, and in which has it failed? Or rather, since "value added" seems to be the preferred benchmark these days, in which policy areas has it improved its standing since it was elected, and in which has it lost out? And, for those issues where the Opposition has scored hits, has the result merely been to damage Labour credibility or also to convince the electorate that the Conservatives (or, indeed, Liberal Democrats) might do a better job?
Report on a Public Dialogue on Geoengineering
9 September 2010
The results of a public dialogue, conducted on behalf of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), saw participants give cautious support for research into geoengineering.
Reporting the Polls - a Lot of Hot Ayr
10 March 2000
"POLL SHOCK: VOTERS TO GIVE DEWAR A BLOODY NOSE. LABOUR FACE AYR CRASH - EXCLUSIVE BY RON MACKENNA" screams the front page of yesterday's Daily Record, Scotland's highest circulation daily newspaper. It certainly shocked me - but it was the accuracy of the reporting, not the data in the poll (a constituency poll by Scottish Opinion Limited ahead of next week's Ayr by-election) that was disturbing.
Reputation Council Insight & Ideas Report October 2011
14 October 2011
This report explores the challenges of managing reputation in the age of austerity, further discussion of the case for reputation management in terms of the benefits and barriers, and looks from an internal perspective at the purpose and authenticity of company values.
Reshuffles, ‘dither’ and nimbyism
6 September 2012
Ben Marshall, Research Director in the Social Research Institute, guest-blogs for Shelter on recent government announcements on housing policy.
Retain and Keep Up, or Lose
9 September 2011
Chris O'Brien looks at how the ICB report may affect the future of retail banking in the UK.
Reuters Marginal Constituencies poll – Wave 2
8 April 2010
Ipsos MORI’s new poll for Reuters suggests that there is appetite for change in these marginals, but that Cameron has not yet convinced these voters that he is more capable than Brown.
Reuters Marginal Constituency Poll - Wave 5
3 May 2010
The last of our polls in key marginal constituencies, Ipsos MORI’s new poll for Reuters suggests that the Conservatives are inching towards a majority with a 7% swing from 2005 in these key battleground constituencies.