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2017 General Election Diary Day 23: Vote for the Nonattitudes Party

Labour’s draft manifesto was leaked just after my post last night, which means people have had twenty-four hours to make all the jokes they want about it before I got a chance to do anything about it here. However, it does reveal something…

Closing the Overton Window

It’s become quite common for political pundits and online commentators to talk sagely about the “Overton Window” when they’re talking about public opinion. (Click here for a sampling of recent uses of it) It’s presented as an immutable law of political science –…

The Green Party video: reaching voters other parties can’t reach?

The Green Party’s ‘Change The Tune’ election broadcast has generated quite a response since it was first released on Wednesday. Most of that reaction – and I include my initial ones – to it was pretty derisory, with lots of political types on…

Receive-Accept-Sample: How people form opinions

As we’re now into the election campaign, the entire purpose of which is to get people to form a certain set of opinions and then act on them on May 7th, I thought it was about time I went back to doing another…

Don’t expect Liberal Democrat poll ratings to go up during the election just because they always have

The Lib Dems nearly always do better than their poll ratings said before a general election. As David Boyle wrote in a recent post, anticipating that this will also be the case in 2015. (It’s not like David’s the first person to say…