Britain in Numbers

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Politico's, 2005 - Political Science - 328 pages
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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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The state of Britains statistics 1 sTO Targets targets everywhere
The birth of government figures
The politics of official statistics history and prospects

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Simon Briscoe has been Statistics Editor of the Financial Times since 1999.

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