Youth Council Trousers £300,000 for Non-Existent Youth Parliament

As the Treasury now raid everyone’s pockets to pay for the enormous pandemic bill, new figures from the TaxPayers’ Alliance reveal a worthy causes propped up by taxpayer generosity: between 2020 and 2021, the British Youth Council – the group which runs the UK Youth Parliament – received £299,941 to keep afloat, all while actively campaigning against the government, lobbying for the enfranchisement of children, and asking for “free” universities. Not to mention calling for the dismantling of the police force on the grounds that it “enable[s] racism and injustice”.

The cash was received in three tranches:

  • £183,300 to support the UK Youth Parliament. Which couldn’t even sit during the pandemic, for obvious reasons.
  • £100,000 to support the British Youth Council’s role “involving young people in policy development across government“. A role which basically amounts to having children demand idealistic and unrealistic Net Zero targets should be “inclusive”…
  • £16,641 to prevent the closure of the British Youth Council. Presumably because they could only survive on a bailout from the government they despise.
Elliot Keck, investigations campaigns manager at the TaxPayers’ Alliance said:
“Taxpayers are tired of seeing their money prop up controversial campaigns and causes, particularly during a pandemic. Government ministers are foolish to be funnelling money to organisations that simply do them down. Government needs to stop funding the lobbying merry-go-round and instead focus cash on taxpayers’ priorities.”

£300,000 to turn 11 year-olds into the next generation’s Momentum activists. New data from Opinium’s Youth Democracy Index also shows over 43% of 18-24 year olds think socialism is a good model for society, with just 32% thinking the same of capitalism. Give it a few more years and it’ll be even worse. At least until these kids look at their payslips and realise how much a socialist utopia would cost…

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Public Trusts Boris Over Starmer to Stand Up to Putin

Despite a relentless smear campaign from hysterical EU rejoiners to paint Boris as a Kremlin apparatchik, and Brexit as a Russian conspiracy, the public still trust Boris over Starmer as the best person to stand up to Putin. According to new data from Opinium, Boris has a 13% lead over Starmer at 28% to 15%. Starmer’s approval has actually declined by 4 points over the last two weeks as the UK’s response to the invasion has played out…

The smears have failed. FBPEers insisting Boris dances to the tune of the oligarchs obviously falls flat when the Kremlin themself are singling out the UK’s response for its hostility – not to mention Boris’s own popularity with the Ukrainian government and its people. Better luck next time…

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Two Polls Put Labour Lead Down to Three Points

A poll out in The Times this morning sees a dramatic drop in Labour’s poll lead, from nine points to three in just a week. Labour is down four points to 37% and the Tories up two to 34%.

On Saturday Opinium – the most accurate 2019 pollster – also found this same lead with identical 37% and 34% poll ratings respectively. Opinium’s poll also came with a methodology change that claims most polls giving Labour a very large lead is because of Tory voters switching to ‘don’t know’ rather than Labour. The new methodology weights the Tory ‘don’t knows’ differently, giving a more accurate picture of voting intention.

Without the methodology shift, Opinium says their latest poll would have shown a ten-point Labour lead…

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Some Way to Go Before the Public Take Starmer Seriously

This polling out this morning from Opinium in the New Statesman shows that Starmer is still on course to lose the next election. Just how far he has to drag the party is clear, as the New Statesman admits

The party brand is tainted. In the eyes of voters, Labour may have the nation’s best interests at heart, and be tolerant and in-touch. But it’s not ready for government, nor does it have a clear sense of purpose. Nor, crucially, is it a competent force. It’s a party that doesn’t know what it stands for, and it cannot be trusted, by a plurality of Britons, to take big decisions.

While Starmer might be trying to remove some of the negatives and all of the cranks from his party, the membership votes show there is still a long way to go. Even if the economy falters before the next election, and this morning’s solid GDP growth figures (5.5%) suggest that might not happen, his party is distrusted on the economy by 4 out 5 voters – including some Labour voters. The next election is conventionally seen as the government’s to lose, 8 points behind after the last 2 years, it is hard to see Starmer winning…

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Latest Poll Says SNP Now On Track for Majority, Alba Unlikely to Win Single Seat

It seems the tide is finally turning in Nicola Sturgeon’s favour. After multiple polls showed the SNP’s potential majority hanging in the balance, a new survey by Opinium says that the party is now on track to win an overall majority in next month’s Holyrood elections, with 53% of voters expected to select the SNP candidate as their constituency MSP, with the Tories lagging at 21% and Labour down at 18% . That’s a 7% increase for the SNP since March…

In the Holyrood regional member vote, 44% of voters chose the SNP, whilst the Tories sit at a distant second at 22%. Crucially, translating these numbers into seats would hand the SNP a parliamentary majority of 13, bringing their total number of seats to a comfortable 71…

Guido suspects the disastrous polling numbers for the Alba Party are most likely to bring a smile to Nicola Sturgeon’s face. According to Opinium, Salmond’s new pet project is unlikely to gain a single seat in Holyrood next month, polling at just 2% in the regional vote. It looks like the declining support for Labour and the Tories has fallen in Sturgeon’s favour – not Salmond’s…

It’s clear Scottish voters just don’t trust Alex Salmond. A poll by Savanta Comres yesterday showed the former First Minister’s net favourability rating stuck in the gutter at -51% (lower than Boris Johnson’s), and today’s data bears that out. Over 63% of Scots take an unfavourable view of a coalition between Alba and the SNP…

 

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Brits Overwhelmingly Think MPs Should Vote For UK-EU FTA

Guido can exclusively reveal the first poll of public opinion of how MPs should vote on the deal. Opinium polled 1200 adults throughout the day today – revealing that by a margin of 55% for to just 15% against, Brits think MPs should back the deal in tomorrow’s vote. Sir Keir’s early call seems to have been the right one…

Excluding don’t knows, overwhelming majorities of Leave voters (72/8), Tory voters (79/6), Labour voters (43/21), Remain voters(50/19), and even Labour Remain voters (41/24) think MPs should vote for the deal. Troublingly for the anti-deal SNP, the poll’s sub sample of Scottish voters shows that by 47% to 19%, Scots want their MPs to vote for the deal too…

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