My new attention-seeking Envy printer from HP may not be quite as bad at using-up ink to preen itself before every print-run as the previous one was, but it does have an annoying habit of dropping its WiFi connection a couple of times a day so that I have to turn it off and on to reconnect it before it will print anything.  It must have had an update overnight, because the first reconnect today brought-up this new and informative notice:

BBC Statistics

It is difficult to understand how a media organisation that, over the last few years, has consistently failed to correctly predict major election results can believe it retains any credibility.  Yet that’s what we have from a BBC statistics department that now has to go into full spin mode to cover its embarrassment even during a live results programme.

Such was the case on Sunday when it became immediately obvious that the Brexit Party were absolutely creaming the opposition, as if that hadn’t been widely predicted from the point, just six weeks ago, when Nigel Farage launched it.   But this article is not about the politics of these elections, it’s about whether our national broadcaster is fit for purpose in the field of political analysis.

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Aquae Sulis defend an Anguli on their way to quibus cum homo mundus sheet observatio in Octobris

A large crowd is expected at the Twerton Colosseum for today’s top Harpastum match in the Plaustrumarama Foedus Meridianam between Aquae Sulis and Verulamium as they both battle for a place in the Fabula-Offs.

The home side will be hoping that the Urinaria Porcos runs their way as they look to complete the double over the Sanctorum.  The visitors are still smarting from that home defeat back in Octobris, and the Romani will need to be especially careful of the visitors’ top scorer Maximus Decimus Meridius, father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife, who has pledged that he will have his vengeance.