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Thu, 18/02/2010 - 13:42

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Party leaders urged to use statistics honestly

Play it straight, urges the President of the Royal Statistical Society in a letter to party leaders in advance of the election.

Nigel Hawkes :: Sun, 31/01/2010 - 15:06

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UK Statistics Authority spells out priorities

 The UK Statistics Authority has issued its pre-election wish-list in a letter from the authority’s Chair, Sir Michael Scholar (pictured), to the leaders of the major political par

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 02/12/2009 - 10:36

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American as apple pie

There’s a great pie-chart doing the rounds on the Internet that I can’t resist reproducing. Apologies if you've seen it before.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 29/10/2009 - 10:35

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Governator turns Swearminator

Arnold Schwarzenegger is in trouble for sending an email to a political opponent with a hidden message.

David Lipsey :: Tue, 07/04/2009 - 15:15

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Less than meets the eye: a sceptic’s guide to opinion polls

As Britain moves into pre-election spring, we can expect the opinion polls to flower in profusion. But what do they really tell us?

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 28/01/2009 - 20:47

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Peering into the darkness

 

Are members of the House of Lords the idlers that The Times asserts them to be? On January 27, at the height of the row over peers being paid for acting as consultants, Alice Thomson wrote an article in The Times claiming that members of the Upper House were idle as well as biddable.