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Borrow money from Andrew Rawnsley - he's not very good with figures

At least judging from an article of his in The Observer:

"Nearly half of the EU's members have fewer people than Scotland's five million".

Hmm, I thought. There are around 5.1 million Caledonians. So, what would count as "nearly half" of 27 ? Thirteen, or being generous, twelve? Nope, in Mundo Rawnsley it is eight - Cyprus, Estonia, Republic of Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta and Slovenia. Details here.

Lend me a couple of grand General Urko, I'll pay you back "nearly half" next week

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Blogger Tony said... 1:46 pm

My old maths teacher would have put me in detention if I had tried to pass off 'less than a third' as 'nearly half'.

I wonder if the brain activity that occurs when people decide to become a socialist has a consequent side effect of inhibiting the intraparietal sulcus?  



Anonymous Voyager said... 2:48 pm

Rawnsley is hopeless. Public school mediocrity who was a very dim bulb alongside the sparkling Vincent Hanna.

Rawnsley is so dull and mediocre, a product of the BBC/Guardian mould and simply a partisan hack for NuLabour with no insight or flair. He just does not know what he is saying  



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