Did The Lib Dems Cost Labour The Election?

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There have been howls of protest from Labour voters at the prospect of a Lib/Con coalition. The main complaint is that anyone daft enough to vote for Clegg has caused a Tory government. But is it true? Using data from The Guardian, we can see if the Lib Dems cost Labour a majority. In how…

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BBC, BNP and Statistics

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There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand statistics and those who don’t. ±8. Ever since I took GCSE and A-Level statistics, I’ve had a healthy appreciation for the way they are presented to the public. I vividly remember my grandmother shouting at the television one night. The news presenter had…

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