Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics   

Added to Politics by Richard.stokoe on Saturday 18th February 2012

This week the guy in charge of The Bank of England, Mervyn King, said that inflation was significantly closer to the 2% target this month, having dropped from 4.2% in December 2011 to 3.6% in January 2012. While this looks like great progress in making the economy a lot more stable, it is fraught with the usual problem with statistics: it's all about perspective, and very close to being an all-out lie.

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UK Gov: We'd Rather Use Your Taxes to Pay Bank Bonuses than to Educate Your Children, You Dirty, Dirty Proles   

Added to Politics by Richard.stokoe on Monday 28th November 2011

This Wednesday, 30th November, public sector workers (i.e. those employed by the Government) will go on strike over a dispute about pensions. The Government says that public sector pensions are "too good" and they should be reduced. What they're not saying is that they're doing this to pay for the interest on the loans they took to bail the banks out.

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Julian Assange doesn't want to go to Sweden, thankyouverymuch.

Julian Assange Appeals Extradition   

Added to Politics by Richard.stokoe on Tuesday 12th July 2011

You can't always guarantee you'll meet a celebrity on your flight, but we might get an answer soon if your chances of meeting Julian Assange on a flight to Sweden will go up immeasurably.

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