In Defence of Liberty

Driven by data; ridden with liberty.

Electoral Swing

The notion of a swing in an election is commonly-used by broadcasters, newspapers and the general public. Louise Mensch, the former Conservative MP for Corby, suggested that The Independent had … Continue reading

June 19, 2016


Digital technology is changing our lives, from how we make friends to how we shop. The application of digital technology to financial services is called FinTech. FinTech offers benefits and … Continue reading

June 18, 2016

RIP Jo Cox

Jo Cox, the Labour Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen, has died [1]. A man shot and stabbed the MP in her constituency. Tributes to the young MP have … Continue reading

June 17, 2016

UK Labour Market Statistics, June 2016

The Office for National Statistics have published their latest round of statistics concerning the UK labour market, covering the months of February to April 2016 [1]. Between the three months … Continue reading

June 16, 2016

British abatements and Twitter

On the points of contention in the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union is the rebate, or the “abatement” or “correction”. During the apperance on Sky News’ … Continue reading

June 15, 2016

Your mates are not a representative sample

One of the more frustrating aspects of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union is the treatment of polling. Polling is a common usage of inferential statistics, … Continue reading

June 14, 2016

Leaving Leaflets II: Leave.EU

This is from Leave.EU, the unofficial Leave campaign, saying “there are debates and there are FACTS”. In the time it takes to read this leaflet the UK will have paid … Continue reading

June 13, 2016