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Sunday, February 7, 2016

2016 USA primaries: #2 – Iowa results

February 7, 2016

You know the results: despite the polls, Trump did not win and Clinton only just did. So, why did the polls appear to get it wrong? First, it is worth remembering that caucuses are difficult to poll for: FiveThirtyEight said on the eve of the caucuses that they understated their real margin of error and […]

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Week 6: Prat – the United Nations Working Group On Arbitrary Detention

February 7, 2016

This Week’s Prat of the Week Award goes to the group set up by the UN to investigate the question of whether Julian Assange is being arbitrarily detained Oh dear. Even the question is ridiculous.   Let’s recap: Julian Assange is wanted for questioning in respect of two allegations of rape in Sweden.   The Scandinavian country […]

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