Is a Sir Mobot on the horizon?

Talking points

Last week, over half (53%) of UK adults have been discussing the fate of the two British women accused of smuggling £1.5m worth of cocaine in Peru. The unrest in Egypt which has left the country in further crisis has also held your attention (49%) in addition to the row over border control between Spain and Gibraltar (44%).

“Which, if any, of these news stories have you been following this week? “

Thinking about stories which have captured the imagination of the British public in the last week, Mo Farah?s record breaking ?double-double? came up top, as he adds 5,000m and 10,000m World Championship gold medals to his Olympic victory last year. This had lead to questions of knighthood as David Cameron said he would warmly welcome a recommendation for Farah to be knighted. See our previous results on future Sirs and Dames ‘No Knighthood for Murray yet say public’, link below.

Additionally, fracking has been on people?s minds; whilst hundreds protest against the Cuadrilla Resources run operation in Balcombe, Cameron has openly supported the drilling process.

“Which news story or article you have seen or heard about this week that particularly captured your imagination?”


Opinium Research carried out an online survey of 2,003 UK adults aged 18+ from 16th to 19th of August 2013. Results have been weighted to nationally representative criteria.