Monday, February 15, 2010

Red faces as Tories put decimal point in the wrong place

From James Forsyth on the Spectator's Coffee House blog:
The Tories are facing embarrassment tonight after a document they released claim that 54 percent of young women under 18 in poor areas get pregnant when the actual number is 5.4 percent.
The fact that the Conservatives can make such a gross error and not notice it confirms the impression that their Broken Britain narrative is more a lurid fantasy than a reaction to reality.


Anonymous said...

well, that's life under Labour, low levels of numeracy and literacy.

wolfi said...

To get the corresponding numbers for the USA,look here:

I really like that crazy humour of the Onion, it is so politically un-correct, but touches some disturbing truths.