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Monthly Archives: May, 2016

EU Membership Fees

In the British referendum on membership of the European Union, every part of our relationship is contested. The Vote Leave campaign, who wish Britain to secede from the EU, states … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

Migration Statistics Quarterly Report, May 2016

The Office for National Statistics have published their latest round of the main migration statistics, including long-term international migration estimates from the International Passenger Survey, allocations of National Insurance Numbers … Continue reading

May 30, 2016

The Magic of Words

Dreams can come true. As a digital analyst, I attended an Adobe Summit speech on communication by Countdown presenter and linguist Susie Dent: “the woman in dictionary corner”. 'Jargon' first … Continue reading

May 29, 2016

Ofcom Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes Report 2016

The communications industry regulator Ofcom have released their annual Adults Media Use and Attitudes Report, with the research undertaken in autumn 2015 [1]. The research looks at how media use … Continue reading

May 28, 2016

Local Elections in 2012

The House of Commons Library is an astounding resource. Among other topics, its research papers offer a comprehensive lens of local election performance, sharing the work of local election experts … Continue reading

May 27, 2016

Data Quality on Social Media

After the wave of misleading and erroneous graphs following the 2016 elections, it is worth considering how we can ensure data quality and good standards of data visualisation on social … Continue reading

May 26, 2016

Statistics and Lampposts XXVI: Net Employment

The headline in The Sun claims [1]: Brits just not fair: 4 in 5 British jobs went to foreign nationals last year as number of EU workers doubles. Thursday's Sun … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · 1 Comment