House Prices – It’s not that bad you know!

You have to be careful with statistics. (especially when you are trying to deceive!) The graph shown at the left appears on the BBC website alongside the panic and doom inducing headline; UK house price fall ‘at a record’.  It was repeated many times, even on national TV news on all stations. The thing is… Continue reading House Prices – It’s not that bad you know!

UK Economics – how optimism can be made to sound like pessimism

This is the continuing story of pointing out media “information” that is made into political “comment” fuelling whatever trend is needed at a moment in time. This article, UK economic growth slows sharply, in tandem with this story and this story reporting the same fact, show that the UK economy grew 0.2% in the last… Continue reading UK Economics – how optimism can be made to sound like pessimism