Monday, 9 April 2012


Spent most of the morning between Twitter and the BBC Parliament channel re-living the 1992 General election in a twelve-hour, twenty-year anniversary special broadcast of John Major's famous victory.

Besides the strange haircuts and ridiculously over-sized glasses which made '92 one of the worst years for opticians, it was how wrong the left-dominated media were in their disasterous predictions which resonated the loudest. Little change at the BBC and the now CEO of YouGov, Peter Kelner, looking close to tears as political reality became clear with a fourth successive defeat of his beloved Labour party.

I remember the events on that night vividly and have never trusted his predictions - nor those of his polling organisation - since.