Long read: Are opinion polls biased towards Leave?

29 Oct

Much of public opinion polling in the UK is nowadays conducted online. This has many advantages as it allows polls to be conducted more cheaply, but it also runs into several problems. Thiemo Fetzer (University of Warwick) illustrates some of the technical issues that arise using the example of the British Election Study, which is an important point of reference for […]

UK government to scale back use of Brexit gagging orders

22 Aug

LONDON — Businesses and trade bodies working with the U.K. government on no-deal preparations will no longer be routinely required to sign non-disclosure agreements, known as NDAs. The legally binding contracts have been used by the U.K. government in discussions with industry about the implications of a no-deal Brexit, but some trade bodies complained the NDAs hindered their […]