Britain in Numbers
Statistics are the most volatile ammunition in the political armoury. One party's increase can be spun by the other side as a decrease, statistical goalposts are regularly moved as methods of calculation shift, and figures are viewed through a distorting lens. Replete with charts, tables and graphs but written in a highly explanatory and accessible manner, Britain in Numbers: The Essential Statistics delivers just the 'independent, trustworthy data needed by all who would be properly involved about the political and social landscape of Britain.
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