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Welcome back Marf and the second 35% share for LAB from YouGov this week

Friday, May 9th, 2014

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Looking back over the past decade there’s little doubt that Westminster voting intentions can be all over the place in the closing phase of the Euro elections campaign. It happened in 2004 and 2009 so maybe there’s a case for saying that we oughtn’t to read too much into the current comparatively poor shares for Labour.

Just check out this YouGov table showing all the daily polls since GE2010 to put things into context.

But the Tory Westminster share seems to be holding up well. This should be worrying for the red team.

Mike Smithson

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Meanwhile as we wait for the SPOTY election a cartoon from Marf…

Sunday, December 15th, 2013



Marf on the segregation debate

Saturday, December 14th, 2013


Marf cartoons make great Christmas presents

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    Marf on the economy and the morning’s polling news

    Thursday, November 14th, 2013

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  • Latest YouGov sees UKIP up at 13% again

    Farage’s party seems to poll within a range of 10-13% in the daily YouGov surveys and this morning’s figure is at the top of that range.

    On a bare uniform national swing this is not enough for UKIP to win a single seat but it can damage other parties, particularly the Tories. This latest poll shows that 19% of 2010 CON voters are now saying purple – one of the reasons why the blues are down at 31%.

    Other polling news

    Mike Smithson

    For the latest polling and political betting news


    Marf on what we are not allowed to talk about and news of 2 PB gatherings

    Friday, November 1st, 2013

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    A reminder: Next Dirty Dicks do, November 20th 6.30 pm

    Thanks once again to Fat Steve for making the arrangements. The next PB gathering will be at the Dirty Dicks pub just across the road from Liverpool Street Station in London from 1830 on Wednesday November 20th. These have become very much a tradition and a good time is generally had by all.

    There’s an area at the back of the pub on the first floor that is semi-reserved for us. Please try to make it if you can,

  • Note SeanT has generously offered to make a contribution to the evening – so get there early to get a free drink.
  • A PB event in Ilkley, Yorkshire: July 8 2014

    David Herdson and I plan to host a PB event in Yorkshire in July next year and initial soundings suggest that it would be popular

    I’m going to be on holiday in the county for the Tour de France which has two Yorkshire stages on July 5th and 6th.

    We haven’t decided on a venue yet but we’ll most likely gather at one of the town’s excellent pubs.

    Ilkely is easily accessible by car and train.

    Mike Smithson

    For the latest polling and political betting news


    Marf on a windy day and LAB still struggling to win CON converts

    Monday, October 28th, 2013

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    The chart shows the broad make-up of the current LAB vote according to today’s poll. Although there is the normal variation from pollster to pollster and poll to poll the big picture is the same – very few CON voters from last time have moved into the LAB camp.

    Looking back at previous elections where the main opposition party has seen a substantial increase in support from the previous election a large component has been CON>LAB and LAB>CON switching. That is simply not happening this time and if it wasn’t for the seepage of CON votes to UKIP things would look a lot more competitive.

    The consolation for for EdM in all of this is that he still retains the 2010 LD switchers.

    Mike Smithson

    For the latest polling and political betting news


    The choice between heating and eating: Marf gives her take

    Thursday, October 24th, 2013

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    Nighthawks is now open and with a new Marf cartoon

    Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

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    Why not relax, and converse into the night on the day’s events in PB NightHawks.

    Marf’s cartoon deals with two of the major stories of the day, the fall out from Plebgate, and PMQs which was dominated with energy prices. Who would have thought when Andrew Mitchell resigned, there would be such a Sting, in the tail from the Fall Out, of his resignation.

    The round up of recent events (click on the links below, and it will bring up the relevant link)


    1. It’s not all immigrants who the Tories fear. It’s the mobile poor. The real aim of recent policies is to segregate belonging according to income. The more you earn, the more rights you have
    2. John Bercow rebukes Cameron for calling Miliband a conman
    3. PMQs sketch: Cameron is a buffoon who might as well eat his own manifesto
    4. PMQs in an alternate universe
    5. David Cameron pledges to cut green taxes next year despite Lib Dem objections
    6. Why a bonfire of the green taxes won’t save the Tories. Polling shows that 75% of the public don’t believe that green taxes are to blame for the surge in bills, and they’re right.
    7. Plebgate: A Twitter mugging for the Cops at the centre of the scandal
    8. I know just the man to put the police’s house in order: Andrew Mitchell
    9. Why are former Conservative prime ministers so reluctant to keep quiet?
    10. Whose fault is the Grangemouth closure?
    11. He was born in New York, so that makes him an Englishman in New York, Boris should stand for the Commons in 2015
    12. History shows why the Tories should be wary of branding Labour as ‘socialist’. The party abandoned the practice in 1959 when some voters believed ‘Labour’ and ‘Socialist’ were different parties.
    13. Why the falling deficit could be good news for Labouru
    14. The disastrous Green administration in Brighton is a cautionary tale – for voters, and for UKIP
    15. Brighton has lost patience with the chaotic Greens. What worked in free-thinking opposition soon became unmanageable in government. Voters are looking to Labour for solutions.
    16. How some of Cameron’s MEPs voted with the BNP and against women’s right
    17. US may have monitored Merkel’s phone, says German government
    18. What Superman 3 teaches us about computer programming
    19. If you’re British, Australian, New Zealander, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi or South African descent/heritage, feel proud, today is the 71st anniversary of the beginning one the most pivotal and decisive battles of World War II