I've been a bit busy this week so I haven't had a chance to post about an open letter to Vince Cable from Peter Kellner, president of YouGov and a trustee of ASH. Now is the time, we are told, to choose between the smoking lobby and the British people. Note the implication that you can be one or the other but not both.
And since when did Peter Kelner and, by implication, ASH represent "the British people"?
You can read the full article and the comments HERE. I particularly like this response:
Many people believes that YouGov is independent but how can it be when 'Peter Kellner is president of YouGov and a trustee of ASH'. He should resign now in order that YouGov can be trusted.
I agree and I urge you to comment too.
But first you might like to read a post I wrote in 2008 on the subject of Kellner's links with ASH and the potential conflict of interest this creates when ASH commission YouGov to conduct opinion polls on their behalf:
Peter Kellner, YouGov and ASH (October 2008)