July 4th, 2012

YouGov Polling Backs Leveson Style Banking Inquiry

Labour sources point out that there was a key fact missing this morning from the Sun’s coverage of their latest YouGov poll. The full tables show 55% of the public in favour of a judge-led independent inquiry, with 30% in favour of parliamentary inquiry. One whispers to Guido: “I’m still looking for coverage of this rather interesting poll in The Sun.  I am sure it must be there amongst the acres of coverage about how it is all Labour’s fault.” Though no sign of Labour’s judge-led plans yet…


  1. 1
    The Sun don't shine says:


  2. 2
    Call me Dave says:

    Why I don’t like referendums. 55% of the respondents clearly misread the question

  3. 3
    ed martin says:

    did YouGov ask its mugs who would pay for it?

    the answer is – the same suckers who have put the bankers on benefits

  4. 4
    unbiased observer says:

    I agree, Judge led but without the delay.

  5. 5
    Tax is theft says:

    No, I’d rather have an expensive charade with a pre-determined outcome instead … cough..

  6. 6
    Aunty Matter says:

    Sure because Leveson is getting huge ratings isn’t it?

    Hands up who think bankers should just be taken out and shot in front of their families Jeremy Clarkson style?

    I suspect a big majority in favour, can Guido set up a poll and then we can send the results to the BBC.

  7. 7
    Aunty Matter says:

    If Labour are so keen on this poll what about the ones that want to see hanging back and us getting the fuck out of the EU?

  8. 8
    EdM says:

    I’m on the Dave show at noon.

  9. 9
    Mr Jay says:

    Yes bring it on.

  10. 10
    Dobbie says:

    Jeremy Clarkson has no style.

  11. 11
    Anonymous says:

    Top right photograph is the Princess Diana “revenge” black dress that she wore after splitting up from Charles! A copy, or picked up in a charity shop home-clearance sale? Or did Daddy buy it for his little “princess” in that Diana dress auction? Nell would appear to be a Princess Diana wannabe! I’d avoid any car rides through Paris in the near future if I was her…


  12. 12
    Woman on the left. says:

    When do auditions start?

  13. 13

    Sir, such things never hapen, surely!!!! You will be telling me next that the establishment like a scapegoat so that things can be seen to be done as opposed to actually doing them!! Ah Dr Ward isn’t it, and this must be Christine.

  14. 14
    Prince Rupert says:

    Ed Milliband wants an enquiry because it makes him look as though he is doing something, and because he knows the LIBOR scandal will be lost in softer issues syuch as ethics and morality, and the results will not be reported on for 3 years. A Select Committee will review right now and the truth will out and Labour will become entangled, esp one E Balls. So lets press on and get this LIBOR thing out in the open, which will damage London’s reputation, cost jobs and achieve little, but it may put egg on the right face. I was always surprised the Leveson gave the Tories more grief, Horsegate, etc, rather than expose the undemocratic manipulation of the media by A Campbell and Mcbride etc

  15. 15
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    For all those that want a public enquiry, set up a donations public funding account. Once the account level reaches, say £20 million, the inquiry starts. When it runs out of public donations money, mothball it until the next financial target is met…

  16. 16
    A New and Progressive Use for the Olumpic Stadium says:

    Herd the entire LieBore Party, lovers of the EUSSR, BBC luvvies, Limpid Dimwits, WindFarm fat heads, Diversity prats, all the muzzie troublemakers – in there, – then bomb the bugger ’til it’s flattened!

    Or is that going too far too fast?

  17. 17
    Another legend gone says:

    Eric Sykes RIP

  18. 18
    David Brede says:

    Labour clearly are certain of its position in clamouring for a judge lead enquiry.

    The Tories are trying to minimise it so have they a lot to hide.

  19. 19
    a non says:

    Sun readers were never the sharpest pencils in the box.
    60% went to Macdonalds for a burger yesterday cause they heard about the Hogs Bison being touted about.

  20. 20
    Harry Stottle says:

    Not cool then ?

  21. 21
    Rust Bucket Dave says:

    I’m very strong on that issue

  22. 22
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    I wholeheartedly agree to the shooting of bankers, provided we shoot all the Labour MP’s and a select few LibDim MP’s first. I bags Brown and Blinky get shot first, and also volunteer to pull the trigger…

  23. 23
    Londonstatto says:

    What exactly was the question?

  24. 24
    Ed Bandwagon says:

    Not Fast Enough

  25. 25
    Steve says:

    Yet another judge led enquiry? Burn some more money, why not…

  26. 26
    sid dayshus says:

    Can someone explain why the first person Diamond rang last week to save his job was Milliband?

  27. 27
    Sun Reader says:


  28. 28
    Professor says:

    Wallace Millitwit was screaming for a full inquiry into banking malpractice yesterday. I expect in light of recent developments pointing to Liebour controlling the Libor, he may well wish he had kept his trap shut.
    Contrary to Liebour spin — It all started in Downing Street.

  29. 29
    will says:

    lets hope that one of them secretly recorded the conversation between bankers and gov then the manure will hit the fan, as they will not be able to deny it. If i had any dealing with politicians i would certainly record it as they are all backstabbers.

  30. 30
    Loungelizard says:

    Remember Chilcot? Once a judge gets hold of it things will be fine for Labour. Embarrassing in the short term but media can be controlled, by the time the judge pronounces…. well they’re still looking into the reasons for the charge of the Light Brigade and it wasn’t Flashman’s fart that started it all.

  31. 31
    Shooting yourself (not bankers)in the foot says:

    Whilst the”mob”egged on by Liebour is trying to destroy the British banking industry it might be opportune to mention that Financial Services accounts for 40% of the UK economy and employs thousands of people a lot of whom are women working part time on low wages.

    If UK finishes off its banking sector and the City then the country is totally fucked as we have got bugger all else capable of getting the growth into the economy and plenty of other countries will welcom the demise of the City of London from Frankfurt to Hong Kong

  32. 32
    The Lawyers' Full Employment Committee says:

    We are on record as having supported all previous calls for Inquiries of all kinds on all subjects. It cannot be stressed strongly enough that the systems which govern various branches of the Government and private industry are rotten to the core and need to be exposed; sunlight being the best disinfectant, as the saying goes. We therefore propose that a Permanent Inquiry As To Why Everything Has Turned To Shit be established, its remit to be unlimited in terms of scope and time, as it is obvious the subject matter is inexhaustible, its budget to be unlimited as well, and that its Reports are to be issued at any time most conducive to helping whichever Party is in Government at that time.

  33. 33
    Penfold says:

    Lets make it all legal like, that will result in Balls, Milliband, Vadhera, Cooper and Brown taking alll the flaK as being the architects of the whole economic debacle as well as the Libor scandal. We can also slag orff their design of a tri-partite regulatory nightmare which resulted, not so much in soft-touch, as pass the buck. No need for CERN, when you’ve got NuLieBor’s tri-partite regulatory sytem, the passing of the bucks would be fast enought to locate the Higgs-Boson and anything else.

    Balls might think he is TeflonMan, but he is about to be horribly exposed………

  34. 34
    Engineer says:

    Other way round.

    A judge-led enquiry will take about two years to reach any conclusion, and the salient facts will be drowned in a sea of trivia and peripheral rubbish (see Leveson for details). That’s why Labour are calling for it.

    A swift and clinical Select Committee inquiry, sticking to the point in hand (manipulation of LIBOR rate), will reach a conclusion faster, recommend legislative changes sooner, and allow the financial services industry to recover from the scandal quicker (if not undamaged). It will also probably reveal the nature of any contacts between Barclays (and other banks?), the BoE, and the Treasury, with names and dates. No wonder Labour don’t want that.

  35. 35

    It is a bad idea to have a financial Leveson (especially for Ed Balls and his wife) when the Eurozone is failing, China’s descent to a hard landing and Syria, Egypt and Iran in turmoil.

    The bankers only do what the politicians and regulators encourage or allow them to do. Let the Police and CPS drag the guilty into court, prosecute them and sack the failed regulators and officials.

  36. 36
    Professor says:

    I feel a Libour drop in the ratings. Time for ‘Call me Dave’ to man-up, or it’s UKIP in for the kill.

  37. 37
    Engineer says:

    Bob; “Hey, Millipede, you call for my resignation, and I’ll tell all.”

    Ed. Mil.; “Whimper…..”

  38. 38
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    Judge led enquiry:

    - loadsamoney for Milliband’s missus’ mates in the legal profession.

    – the whole affair kicked into the long grass for at least a year.

  39. 39
    ed martin says:

    guaranteed honours for donors? (GCMG = God Carresses My G…..)

    then there’s lottery funding

    or highway robbery

  40. 40
    Nothing better to do says:

    Judge led? You mean a judge that is the epitome of the establishment, probably has banker and politician friends and owes his position to influence and the old boy network. Yes that will certainly ensure a rigorous and in depth enquiry.

  41. 41
    Professor says:

    Wallace struggling at PMQ today — He knows the ammo Dave has.

  42. 42
    annette curton says:

    As a matter of interest has any body conducted a poll on the number (%) of people that:
    A.) Want out of the EEC completely
    B.) Want a referendum on In/Out (no prevarications)

    C.) Will lib/lab/cons ever complain about the will of the people not being met when it doesn’t suit them.
    D. The general public couldn’t give a fuck about Leveson type inquiry nor a Diamondgate one if they realised it’s just a ploy to kick the thing into the long grass until about 2015 (Labour raison d’etre).

  43. 43
    Rupert my Hero says:

    On what Planet does Millibonkers think New Libor with the tainted goods of Balls and Cooper… both credible and electable ?

  44. 44
    Professor says:

    With the bunch of idiots that have led us for the last 15 years, UKIP could not possibly be any worse. I would imagine the majority of the public would vote them in for a term just to get out of the EEC. Why can’t the chinless wonders see this.

  45. 45
    Rupert my Hero says:

    What about Communist Brother Blair… where are his grubby little fingerprints

  46. 46
    Rupert my Hero says:

    All part of the Grand Communist Plot to destroy Britain… think I am Joking… look at the record of Left Wingers & Communists in Power…. the Unions, Brown, Livingstone, Balls, Cooper, Hardman…. the list goes on and on, Blair who tried to give Gibraltar to the Spanish, Wilson who tried to give the Falklands to the Argies.. the Lies over Weapons of Mass Destruction…. well how many other Lies in New Libor’s pocket.

  47. 47
    GUBU says:

    We would all do well to remember that Gordon Brown saved the world…

    How could any of us suggest that he and his colleagues may have been incompetent or dishonest?

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