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David Lipsey :: Wed, 14/09/2011 - 13:57

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Misrepresenting Ed Miliband's chances

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 11/05/2011 - 12:40

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Who ate all the pies?

A couple of US websites have nominated the graphic below as the worst of the

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 21/04/2011 - 13:53

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Scottish Labour in retreat over crime claims

Scottish Labour has backtracked on its claims of the health costs of knife crime – first brought to attention on this website  - as its sources distanced thems

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 26/01/2011 - 11:31

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Journalists go to sleep counting penguins

When a leading journal publishes a mathematical error, how many journalists spot it? Very few, to judge from a recent slip by Nature.
 

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 21/01/2011 - 15:20

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Getting your VAT in a graphical twist

The website Understanding Uncertainty has nominated this graphic from The Times (4 January 2011) as a contender for the

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 30/11/2010 - 13:47

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Beware of lawyers bearing gifts

The Independent on Sunday (last Sunday) and The Times (today) have run identical stories saying that the number of contested wills is rising, blamin

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 23/08/2010 - 16:18

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Crying rape falsely: rare or common?

The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, is claiming that a dirty tricks campaign lay behind the charges of rape and sexual assault laid against him by two Swedish women last week.

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 13/08/2010 - 09:22

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False claims on London road casualties

A letter in today’s Times, from Douglas L Stewart of Aberdeen, claims that the removal of guard railings from roads in London caused pedestrian casualties in London to “escal

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 10:30

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Cameras off, accidents up?

In today’s Times, David Aaronovitch (p 19) concludes that the demise of speed cameras will increase road casualties – a reasonable conclusion given academic evidence that, ev

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 05/08/2010 - 08:31

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Wacky numbers on the learning disabled

Last month’s least likely claim appeared in The Times (9 July, below).