Why should we believe Rick Barker is his real name?

October 28, 2009
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One of Rick Barker's volunteers working under cover.

A blow has been struck against skulduggery and knavery in the political polling business after the exposure of Rick Barker’s sneaky survey techniques and his advice to volunteers to use false names.

Today he is reported as saying Labour will tell its pollsters to use their own names in future.

This doesn’t mean the bugger is unrepentant, because –

he appeared to defend the use of a company front-name, not associated with the party, as a better way to get reliable data.

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