General Election 2019 Stat Checks: Week Four

The fourth week of formal campaigning for the General Election 2019 concluded. There were various claims made by the parties and campaigners.

Tower of assumptions

Claim: Labour are proposing to tax a person with £80,000 earned income a total of £78,000.
Rating: False.
Reasoning: Ryan Bourne (Cato Institute) divided £80bn in proposed new tax revenue by 1.5m (the number of…

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Anthony B. Masters

Anthony B. Masters

This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.