UK pollsters got it wrong because no one wants to admit they're voting for Tories
Published 11/05/2015 | 02:30
The British Polling Council is about to carry out an enquiry as to how the pollsters could have so wrongly forecast the outcome of the British general election: there was David Cameron writing his resignation speech in preparation for a hung parliament and a constitutional crisis (and Samantha Cameron allegedly packing up the kitchenware to move from No 10) when came the stunning surprise: the vote produced a Tory majority government, and the lowest Labour support since 1983!
I think I can help out the British Polling Council's investigation into itself: and no algorithms or psephological forensics are required.
The truth is, a person of functioning sanity would no more admit to voting Tory at a north London dinner party than an individual with a normal instinct for self-preservation would disclose that he was a practising Catholic - who even sought to send his child to a Catholic school, the extremist! - at a soiree in Dublin 4.