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Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 15/02/2010 - 12:15

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More misconceived numbers from the Conservatives

Getting a decimal point in the wrong place “makes no difference”, according to a Conservative Party spokesman, after a document issued by the party multiplied the number of teenag

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 04/02/2010 - 17:29

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Conservatives rebuked over crime claims

The Conservative Party has been left scrambling for cover after its use of crime statistics earned it the ire of the UK Statistics Authority.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 03/02/2010 - 11:11

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Conservatives’ crime claims challenged

Mark Easton of the BBC has taken a swing at the Conservatives’ use of crime statistics to support David Cameron's claims of a “broken society”.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 02/02/2010 - 12:31

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Is Britain really drowning in booze?

Everybody knows that drinking in the UK is out of control, driven by a combination of feckless consumers and complacent supermarkets offering cheap deals. But is everybody right?

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 03/12/2009 - 10:26

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De-industrialising Britain, Part 2

The Financial Times today publishes a fascinating analysis by Chris Giles of the decline of manufacturing in the UK since Labour came to power.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 27/08/2009 - 10:51

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Conservatives stretch a point over maternity claims

All’s fair in opposition politics, but the Conservatives really pushed the boundaries with their claim that women were being forced to give birth in the lift because of cheeseparing in the NHS.

Thu, 09/07/2009 - 15:41

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Alcohol-related deaths

Sure enough, at least three newspapers - the Daily Mail, the Daily Express, and Metro - today run the old news about alcohol-related deaths, pumped out by the Conservatives and commented upon here.