Who Runs Britain: 2005 Vote
After counting all of your votes the top 10 list of where the power really lies in Britain is:
1: José Manuel Barroso 22%
2: Rupert Murdoch 15%
3: Parliament 14%
4: The British People 12%
5: Sir Gus O'Donnell 10%
6: Terry Leahy 7%
7: Tony Blair 7%
8: Google 6%
9: Gordon Brown 4%
10: Shami Chakrabarti 3%
The job of our panel of experts is to consider listeners' nominations and to create a shortlist of 10 - where power really lies in Britain. Panel members will take into account the number of nominations for any individual - but will use their own judgement to create a list which reflects the complexity of power in Britain and the breadth of the debates and ideas we've heard on the programme.
The panel members are: (1) Kevin Marsh, Today Programme Editor; (2) Dame Stella Rimington, former head of MI5; (3) Sir Bill Morris, former head of the TGWU; (4) Will Hutton from the Work Foundation; and (5) Dr James Sanders who co-researched the book 'Who Runs This Place' with Anthony Sampson.
19/12:Julia Langdon , John Cole and John Sergeant discuss the Christmas poll question; Who runs Britain?
20/12: The historian Linda Colley and Anthony Seldon , headmaster of Wellington College and biographer of Tony Blair, discuss who runs Britain.
21/12: Baroness Greenfield, Kathy Sykes and Dr Ian Gibson try to decide about the most influential people in Britain.
22/12: The novelist Frederick Forsyth and Jenny Watson of the Equal Opportunities Commission give us their thoughts on who runs Britain.
23/12: George Galloway , Shami Chakrabarti and PJ O'Rourke present their nominations for our vote on Who Runs Britain?
24/12: Our Christmas poll panel, including: Dame Stella Rimmington , Will Hutton , Sir Bill Morris , Dr James Sanders , and chaired by our editor Kevin Marsh , has been deliberating on Who Runs Britain?