Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 28/04/2011 - 14:51

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More big claims from the Scottish election

The elections in Scotland are proving a happy hunting ground for those who can scent a duff statistic.

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 15/04/2011 - 14:59

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It’s election time: think of a number, a big number

Knife crime, and its effects on the NHS, has become a big talking point in the elections in Scotland.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 18/05/2010 - 14:34

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Good polls, poorly reported

Opinion polls fell thick and fast during the General Election. At times political correspondents appeared to be clinging to them like drowning men to a leaky life raft.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 17/05/2010 - 11:24

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Committing Hari-Kiri with a blunt statistic

Many people have pored over the election result, trying to suck meaning from its indeterminate outcome.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 04/05/2010 - 14:02

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Notional seats in Wales provoke a row

The BBC’s coverage of the General Election in Wales has triggered an angry response from the Mayor of Caernarfon, Councillor Hywel Roberts.

Rishab Mehan :: Sun, 02/05/2010 - 14:45

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A close look at LibDem claims on pensioner poverty

Pensioners are a favourite group at election-time, some might say for cynical reasons.

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 30/04/2010 - 16:26

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Daily Mirror gets its pies in a twist

The Daily Mirror, still pushing hard for a Labour victory, has been a trifle dishonest in its presentation of the polling evidence.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 29/04/2010 - 17:35

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Gordon Brown's dubious immigration claims

In Gordon Brown’s now infamous conversation with Gillian Duffy, the widow from Rochdale whom he described as “a sort of bigoted woman” he said: “A million people have c

Rishab Mehan :: Wed, 28/04/2010 - 09:59

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Class sizes: a key pledge unmet

One issue in this election seems to hark back to 1997: school class sizes. Then it was one of Labour’s key manifesto pledges to cut class sizes to less than 30 for all five, six and