Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, has often cited Norway as an example of how relationship counselling can cut the divorce rate.
The Daily Telegraph
Another ludicrous survey from our friends at 72Point, swallowed whole by The Sun, Daily Mirror, The Daily Telegraph, Daily Record and the Daily Mail online.
If it’s a good story, who cares about an extra zero?
Beware round numbers. Especially numbers as round and shapely as 40,000.
Some newspapers today ran a “survey” showing that we get too little sleep – just six hours seven minutes a night.
With the deaths of Corporal John Moore and Private Sean McDonald of the Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, the toll of UK military deaths in Afghanistan equalled that in the Falklands (255).
Safety Camera no. 50, as it is known to Essex Police, is the unassuming name of one of the most controversial speed cameras in the UK.
Back in September, I asked the Independent Safeguarding Authority how it had arrived at the figure of 11.3 million adults who would need to be vetted before they could be allowed regular access to children (their own excluded, naturally).
A light has gone on at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, but it isn't burning very brightly.
The rise of the British National Party has been attributed in part to claims that immigants are getting favourable access to social housing. The Equality and Human Rights Commission set out to investigate the claims, and concluded that they are a myth.