The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.
Pollsters failed dismally to predict the strength of support for Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives in this week's national election -- just as happened in 1992 when John Major scored an unexpectedly decisive victory. Here's Reuters' take on why the polling industry got it so wrong, 23 years ago.
Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own.
UK politics is failing the trust test.
In the run-up to the May 7 election, the public has lambasted leaders of the established parties for breaking promises and lack of candour. While the critique is healthy, Britain has yet to give birth to leaders who score highly on integrity. This is needed, not just in the United Kingdom.
Britons are becoming no clearer about the outlook for their economy, if the latest Citi/YouGov survey of inflation expectations is anything to go by.
Teaching staff and leisure workers have taken the biggest hit to their take home pay in real terms over the last three years, according to the latest edition of Britain's most comprehensive survey of the labour market.