Whaddya mean Victoria isn’t Queen?

Having found myself broadly agreeing with something written by Polly Pot the other day I now find myself faced with a saluatory reminder that as vapid and ill-conceived as many of her columns are there is one thing going her favour as journalist. She isn’t Melanie Phillips. There […]

More bad stats

Via Recess Monkey comes this prime example of statistical hyperbole from the PM no less. Written answers Monday, 21 November 2005 Prime Minister Terrorism Legislation Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield, Con) “To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to his oral answer of 9 November 2005, Official Report, column 298W, […]

Rape, Responsibility and Bad Statistics

Lots of ground to cover here so I’ll straight down to business. First up Tim Worstall notes an interesting statistical claim from Julie Bindel in today’s Grauniad, which he files under the category ‘idiotarians’: Violence against women is the cause of more deaths and disability around the world […]