Polling proves Labour manifesto pledges are more popular than the papers think

The Tory press have given their predictable verdict on the leaked draft of Labour’s manifesto, dusting-off their favourite alarmist headline to warn Britain will be dragged “back to the 1970s”. But it seems the public quite liked the way things used to be.

Scrapbook has taken a look at YouGov polling on the policies branded a “suicide note” by the Daily Mail. We found:










By contrast, a majority of the public remain opposed to the reintroduction of fox hunting.

So who’s really out of touch with public opinion…