John Redwood has a post on how a good pollster can warn a government off doing things which are currently unpopular - in relation to the appointment of Andrew Cooper.
As I have commented on his blog:
"It could make politics more exciting, and make the government more popular, if used intelligently."It is indeed disappointing to see one who champions freedom still of a mindset that includes the belief our freedom requires regulating by him and his colleagues!
Actually Mr. Redwood all that the people need is a few elected representatives (please note use of the word representatives, rather than delegates) to safeguard our nation militarily and to deal with our foreign relations, subject of course to our approval. We will govern ourselves, locally and decide amongst our selves the laws by which we wish to live, coupled with a liberal use of referenda both nationally and locally..
No need for government, no need for 650 MPs, no need for polling - a win/win situation for the people who matter - which is us, not the political elite!"