Archive for the 'Marf Cartoons' Category

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And for the evening with 100 days to go – a Marf cartoon

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

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    After the Bashir move from UKIP to CON Marf gives her view

    Sunday, January 25th, 2015

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    And on the day that the Saudi King died here’s Marf

    Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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    To mark the Central European Bank’s massive QE programme a Marf cartoon

    Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

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  • Polling UPDATE: TNS has LAB & CON level pegging



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    On a day when a poll had the CON+LAB aggregate at its lowest level since 1981 – Marf gives her take

    Monday, January 19th, 2015

    The latest Ashcroft national poll was a shocker – not just for the 11% GRN share but for the 57% aggregate total for CON and LAB – the lowest in any poll since 1981.

    Yet this comes on the same day that Populus online reported a CON+LAB aggregate of 71%.

    I can’t explain it – but Marf gives her view.

    Mike Smithson

    For 11 years viewing politics from OUTSIDE the Westminster bubble




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    Marf on Ed Miliband’s million lost voters – which could hurt Labour most

    Friday, January 16th, 2015

    This the the first general election where new additions to the electoral register have to sign up individually rather than doing it on a household or other form of block basis.

    Labour, which attracts more young voters than the other parties, is clearly feeling vulnerable about the implementation of a measure that is likely to hurt them most. But this is the law and the party has to work within in it. Raising awareness and running youth campaigns is obviously the way to go.

    One aspect on this is polling. If a significant group has not signed up then they should be asking those polled whether or not they are on the register. Clearly the views of those who aren’t should count for less.

    Mike Smithson

    For 11 years viewing politics from OUTSIDE the Westminster bubble




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    Lunchtime round-up with Marf on the pensioners bonds and the coalition struggling in the “blame for the cuts” tracker

    Thursday, January 15th, 2015

    Pensioners, as we all know, are most likely to be on the electoral register and most likely to vote. They are also the segment of the population most likely to have savings on which, in the era of ultra low interest rates, they are receiving a pittance. Also the polling suggests that they are more likely to be CON supporters than other age segments.

    This doesn’t look good for the blues & yellows

    Longstanding PBers will know that I’ve been following this tracker since its launch shortly after Osborne’s first budget in June 2010. At the time the previous LAB government was more than 20 points behind the coalition and I observed that this gap would have to close if LAB was to have any chance.

    We are all aware how the Tories and LDs will always respond to attacks on their economic policy by referring to the last LAB government. This resonated a lot in the early days. Now it is not having the same impact and can sound rather tired.

    Mike Smithson

    For 11 years viewing politics from OUTSIDE the Westminster bubble




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    Tonight from PB’s Marf

    Tuesday, January 13th, 2015