It is hoped that new UK government appointments “may bring a more evidence-based approach to rubbish.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2015/may/11/amber-rudds-appointment-as-climate-secretary)

…as we continue autopsying last week.
“One of the main sources of information for voters is precisely what the pollsters tell them.” (http://www.nature.com/news/why-the-polls-got-the-uk-election-wrong-1.17511)

Heisenberg’s Poll Certainty Principle.

Want a fairer, more proportional voting system which ensures that seats in Parliament match the way people vote?


In an online poll about the impact of the documentary Blackfish, “one single Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) accounted for more than 54 percent of the votes … the owner of the domain name and company that address belong to was none other than SeaWorld.com” (http://uk.whales.org/news/2014/01/suspicion-over-seaworld-online-poll-results)

Congratulations on achieving moral, technical and publicity incompetence.


“The winner of [BBC Wildlife magazine’s] poll to choose a national species for Britain is… the hedgehog.” Why do we identify most with the hedgehog? Perhaps “its unique appearance, fascinating lifestyle and unthreatening nature.” (http://www.discoverwildlife.com/british-wildlife/britains-national-species-revealed)

And especially its fatal instinct when confronted with urban monsters.