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Rishab Mehan and Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 26/04/2010 - 09:12

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Immigration: a debate crippled by a lack of accurate data

Immigration has emerged as one of the major themes of the election, and one of the few where there are clear dividing lines between the parties.

Rishab Mehan :: Thu, 22/04/2010 - 09:39

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ID cards sinking in a wave of apathy

Meg Hillier MP, Minister for Identity, was right when she said, “Whenever identity cards are mentioned it's always been with the word ‘controversial’.”

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 21/04/2010 - 12:58

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Cameron’s questionable cancer drug claims

Is David Cameron right to claim that people are dying because they cannot get access to cancer drugs?

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 21/04/2010 - 08:34

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Pre-release gives the PM a head start

Sue Cameron points out in the Financial Times today that Gordon Brown will see the economic statistics showing whether we are pulling out of recession before tomorrow’s TV debate, wh

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 20/04/2010 - 08:49

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Scientists gagged until the people vote

The British system really does treat electors like idiots.

David Lipsey :: Mon, 19/04/2010 - 11:03

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The statistics of political polling

So: are the opinion polls having a good election or a bad election? It is impossible to know.

Rishab Mehan :: Fri, 16/04/2010 - 16:45

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New media and the election: less than meets the eye?

This is supposed to be the election where the “new media” makes its mark – Twitter, Facebook, political blogging and YouTube, mobilising support, exchanging views and shaking up t

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 14/04/2010 - 09:20

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As bad as Victorian times?

The Conservative Party’s election manifesto asserts: “The difference in male life expectancy between the richest and poorest areas in our country is now greater than during Victori

Rishab Mehan :: Tue, 13/04/2010 - 16:57

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UKIP gets its facts wrong on Europe

When a political party puts enormous weight on a single issue, you’d hope they have their facts right about it.

Rishab Mehan :: Fri, 09/04/2010 - 14:34

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Mixed messages on inequality

In the midst of an election campaign it’s inevitable that various long-term statistics will be coming out of the woodwork.