Still no sign of that elusive YouGov poll on referendum voting intentions - there hasn't been one since October 2012, which in some ways is just as well, because of course YouGov are notorious for using biased 'explanatory' preambles, and for producing results that are more favourable for No than virtually any other pollster. But what they have come up with instead is something that is even more overdue. At last we have some clarity on the regional breakdown of opinion in the great 'men wearing red trousers' debate. Paradoxically, Scots are both less likely to like the idea of men wearing red trousers AND to dislike the idea. See for yourself...
PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WHO LIKE THE IDEA OF MEN WEARING RED TROUSERS:
South excluding London 12%
Wales and English Midlands 10%
North of England 12%
PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WHO DISLIKE THE IDEA OF MEN WEARING RED TROUSERS:
South excluding London 48%
Wales and English Midlands 48%
North of England 41%
PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T CARE WHETHER MEN WEAR RED TROUSERS OR NOT:
South excluding London 40%
Wales and English Midlands 42%
North of England 48%
I am genuinely not making this up.