I recently read an article claiming that 22% of Millennials say they have no friends. And then many other articles with the same figure. This made me feel sad. Some of the articles further distinguished between "close" and "best" friends, so here we're presumably talking about just any friend of any level at all. Sure, … Continue reading Do Millennials have no friends?
Back to political opinion polls today I'm afraid. Yep, the UK's Brexit is all done and dusted (haha) but now our overseas friends seem to be facing what might be an even more unlikely choice in the grand US presidential election 2016. Luckily, the pollsters are on hand to guide us through the inner minds and … Continue reading What people claim to believe: Hillary Clinton edition
(Sorry to anyone bored by the great/hideous Brexit referendum - this is the last post on the topic, well, at least until the event actually happens 🙂 ) Today is the day! All us UK citizens can cast our direct-democracy vote as to whether the UK should remain in the EU, or say goodbye. It's been a long, torrid, at times revolting, … Continue reading Is the EU referendum actually a great conspiracy?
The UK's EU referendum is now less than a week away. We're each going to individually vote on something that could dramatically affect the future of our lives and even the structure of society the UK, so it's a potentially important one. Recent sick tragedies have added to the mess that is the provably wrong claims from the Leave camp, and the responses that seem … Continue reading The EU referendum: do voters understand what they’re voting on?
Here's the (pretty abhorrent) front cover of yesterday's Sun newspaper. Bearing in mind that several recent terrorist atrocities are top of everyone's mind at the moment, it's clear what the Sun is implying here. The text on the front page is even more overt: Nearly one in five British Muslims have some sympathy with those who have fled … Continue reading The Sun and its dangerous misuse of statistics