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The TUC gets it right. For once.

I do not find myself in agreement with the TUC very often, but their response to the Department of Work & Pensions' plan to trial lie detector technology is pretty well right on the money:

"The TUC says that the problem with the lie detection technology that the DWP intends to use is that it cannot detect lies. Voice risk analysis and lie detectors can only detect, with varying accuracy, changes in the body, such as heart or breathing rate, or any changes in the tone, pitch or tremors in the voice".

Meanwhile, the local election results seem a bit of a damp squib, and Ségolène Royal's lot are falling back on the old favourite of attacking opinion pollsters:

"Without giving any detail on margins of error, Opinion Way declared the candidate of the Right the winner on economic and social questions, and Ségolène Royal on those termed 'compassionate'...The campaign co-directors [condemn] these polls".

Quite the snit.

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Anonymous this guy (non T.U.) said... 9:18 am

Funny, I rather guessed you weren't a TU Carthorse admirer. Not while the Pope prie la Vierge Marie.

The locals are interesting in that - they're not very dramatic.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 10:29 am

TG - Yup, I think folk would have guessed that...

I suppose I was expecting some headline surprises in the English locals, but there does not seem to be anything that bombshell-like.  



Anonymous this guy said... 10:43 am

A curiosity. Before the rise of Labour, the Libs dominated Wales/Cymru while the Tories did better in bonny S. Now the Tories are making a comeback in Taffyland but not bonny S.  



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