yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.

2008 West
Data Direct
SOA, WOA and Cloud Computing: The New Frontier for Data Services
Red Hat
The Opening of Virtualization
User Environment Management – The Third Layer of the Desktop
Cloud Computing for Business Agility
CMIS: A Multi-Vendor Proposal for a Service-Based Content Management Interoperability Standard
Freedom OSS
Practical SOA” Max Yankelevich
Architecting an Enterprise Service Router (ESR) – A Cost-Effective Way to Scale SOA Across the Enterprise
Return on Assests: Bringing Visibility to your SOA Strategy
Managing Hybrid Endpoint Environments
Game-Changing Technology for Enterprise Clouds and Applications
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts

2008 West
Get ‘Rich’ Quick: Rapid Prototyping for RIA with ZERO Server Code
Keynote Systems
Designing for and Managing Performance in the New Frontier of Rich Internet Applications
How Can AJAX Improve Homeland Security?
Beyond Widgets: What a RIA Platform Should Offer
REAs: Rich Enterprise Applications
Click For 2008 Event Webcasts
Today's Top SOA Links

Lord Ashcroft Poll: UKIP Threat is Not About Europe

LONDON, December 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Just a quarter of those considering voting UKIP name relations with Europe as one of the top three issues facing Britain, a new poll from Lord Ashcroft has found. He concludes that an EU referendum - though it may prove necessary in resolving Britain's relations with Europe - would attract few UKIP considerers back to the Conservatives.

The research finds that half of all voters considering supporting UKIP voted Conservative at the last election. 12% of those who voted Tory in 2010 now say they would support UKIP.

Lord Ashcroft's report, They're Thinking What We're Thinking, is based on over 20,000 interviews with voters throughout the UK and fourteen focus groups of UKIP voters and those considering voting for the party.

For UKIP considerers, immigration was more important than Britain's relations with the EU. However, more important than any policy area was the view that UKIP was on their side, shares their values, and says important things that need to be said but other parties are scared to say.

In his commentary on the research, published on Conservative Home on Tuesday 18 December, Lord Ashcroft says:

"These voters think Britain is changing for the worse. They are pessimistic, even fearful, and they want someone and something to blame. They do not think mainstream politicians are willing or able to keep their promises or change things for the better. UKIP, with its single unifying theory of what is wrong and how to put it right, has obvious attractions for them."

He notes that many are drawn to UKIP because of a wider unease, rather than specific policies:

"For voters attracted to UKIP, complaints about immigration or the EU are often part of a greater dissatisfaction with the way they see things going in Britain: they told us that schools can't hold nativity plays any more; that you can't fly a flag of St George any more; that you can't call Christmas Christmas any more; that you won't get social housing unless you're an immigrant; and that you can't speak up about these things because you'll be called a racist - but the mainstream political parties, they believe, are too in thrall to the prevailing culture of political correctness to do anything about it. For those drawn to it, UKIP's primary attraction is that it will say things that need to be said but others are scared to say."

Lord Ashcroft warns the Conservatives that UKIP were likely to do very well in the 2014 European elections, but that they should not panic if this happened:

"In our research people compared European elections to the Eurovision Song Contest; some cheerfully said that voting UKIP in these elections was just a way to 'give Europe a slap'. A strong UKIP performance in eighteen months need not mean electoral doom for the Tories the following year."

He says that the Conservatives should not employ "dog whistle" tactics but will win back potential UKIP supporters by delivering on immigration, welfare and the economy:

"Ultimately, the battle between UKIP and the Conservatives is less about ideas, policies, or even values. It is a battle between the party of easy answers and the party of tough decisions. Those who want nothing but the former will not be persuaded. Those who want the latter need to be reassured that those decisions are right, and that they are bearing fruit."

Findings from the research include:

  • The single biggest predictor of whether a voter will consider UKIP is whether they agree the party is "on the side of people like me". For 2010 Conservative voters, thinking UKIP's heart is in the right place and that it says things other parties are scared to say were also more important than thinking it was the best party to defend Britain's interests in Europe.
  • Agreement with UKIP's policy of withdrawing from the EU was a less powerful reason to support the party than the idea that UKIP would "take Britain back to a time when things were done more sensibly" and that "the bigger parties seem more interested in trendy nonsense than listening to ordinary people."
  • UKIP considerers are more likely than average, and much more likely than Conservative voters, to say things are worse than they were ten years ago and will be worse still in ten years' time.
  • UKIP considerers would prefer a Conservative government to the current coalition by 60% to 40%, as do UKIP voters by 66% to 34%.
  • 12% of those who voted Conservative at the 2010 general election say they would vote UKIP tomorrow. Those who voted Conservative in 2010 make up 50% of those who are currently considering UKIP.
  • The risk of helping elect an MP or government from the party they liked least was the biggest potential off-putting factor for UKIP considerers.
  • UKIP considerers are disproportionately male and older, but closely match the population in socio-economic profile. 2010 UKIP voters are also more likely to be male and older, but more likely than average to be in social groups C2 and DE (and less in ABC1).

Notes to Editors

  • 20,066 adults were interviewed between 9 and 19 November 2012. Results have been weighted to be politically representative of all adults in Great Britain. Full data tables will be available at from Tuesday 18 November.
  • Fourteen focus groups of UKIP voters and considerers were held in Plymouth, Huntingdon, Dudley, Newcastle under Lyme, Aldershot, Thurrock and Eastleigh between 15 November and 6 December 2012.
  • Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC is an international businessman, author and philanthropist. He is founder and Chairman of the Board of Crimestoppers, a member of the Board of the Imperial War Museum and a Trustee of the Imperial War Museum Foundation, Chairman of the Trustees of Ashcroft Technology Academy, Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University and Treasurer of the International Democrat Union. From 2005 to 2010 he was Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party.
  • His previous political books and research papers include Smell The Coffee (2005), Minority Verdict (2010), What Future For Labour? (2010), What Future For The Liberal Democrats? (2010), Crime, Punishment & The People (2011), Project Blueprint (2011 & 2012), The Leadership Factor (2011), Degrees of Separation (2012), The Armed Forces & Society (2012), Blue Collar Tories (2012) and Project Red Alert (2012). For more information please go to

View the report:

About PR Newswire
Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Web 2.0 Latest News
Intuit uses deep-data analytics to gain a 360-degree view of its TurboTax application's users’ behavior and preferences for rapid applications improvements. The next BriefingsDirect big-data innovation case study highlights how Intuit uses deep-data analytics to gain a 360-degree view...
Certain CIOs for incomprehensible reasons keep off their cloud transformation projects several key IT disciplines including Enterprise Architecture (EA), IT Service Management (ITSM) and most importantly Project Management. Do they consider them obsolete? useless? irrelevant? ITaaS St...
This is how a typical software product lifecycle works : You gather requirements, build a prototype, detail out the architecture and design, develop the product, test it, deploy the product, handle migration and maintenance and ensure product support. This is a closed loop where the Pr...
In today’s pharmaceutical supply chain, counterfeit activity is thriving. As pharma companies have expanded target markets and outsourced production over the last decade, the supply chain has become increasingly global, virtual, and vulnerable. Illicit activity has thrived, and patient...
Here’s the thing: as sure as we’ll have another record-setting year for NFL streaming, you can also be sure that apps will fail and streaming services will go down. Whether you are dabbling in streaming or diving in whole-hog, you need to know what to do to give your users the most rel...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)! 201 802-3021

SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers