Liberal Democrats

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 30/03/2012 - 14:29

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Get out of my way, Cable tells the ONS

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.

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

Mon, 22/02/2010 - 21:49

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Improving public trust in statistics

How do the three major political parties plan to improve public trust in official statistics?

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 :: Tue, 12/01/2010 - 10:29

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LibDems claims seriously overrated

An over-excited intern at the LibDem headquarters has been landed with the blame for a statistical howler picked up by the Guido Fawkes blog.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 14/07/2009 - 14:58

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Happy Hour in the A&E

Targets are usually well-meant. They're designed to inject a note of urgency into otherwise sluggish systems and raise productivity. But the outcome is seldom strictly what anybody intended.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 08/07/2009 - 14:14

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Seeing double on alcohol-related deaths

The Liberal Democrats have issued a press release bemoaning the increase in alcohol-related deaths in the past ten years. But it's a bit exaggerated.