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Some number crunching for Jack Straw

"And it's not just a matter of profound irritation but profound anger to everybody involved in the Labour Party, 99.9 per cent recurring, who are completely straight and upstanding". Source

Right-o, let's run the numbers. Apparently, Labour party membership stands at around 177,000.

So, 99.9% gives 177 crooked and prone members.
99.99% gives 18 crooked
and prone members.
99.999% gives a mere - and less than credible, given this week's events - 1.8 crooked
and prone members.

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Anonymous grumpy granny said... 3:42 pm

Sums never was my strong point, but it does seem to my old head that 99.9% of 177,000 is rather more than 177.

Or am I missing something?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 3:51 pm

As the 'proud' holder of a C at O level maths, I rely on calculators...

The 177 is 0.1% etc, rather than 99.9%, thus while 176,823 Labour members might be straight and upstanding, the 177 would be the crooked and prone.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 8:25 pm

"recurring" surely? So they are *all* straight and upstanding. No exceptions.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:29 pm

Absolutely, as experience has shown us.  



Anonymous grumpy granny said... 4:21 am

Ah, now I see where you are coming from, but I think I would have expressed it slightly differently to avoid the confusion.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 9:47 pm

Pedants are men who would appear to be learned, without the necessary ingredient of knowledge.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 10:36 am

Anon - Quite possibly, and "The public is wiser than the wisest critic".  



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