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UK deficit and protest

It is not reassuring to read the ten above us are: Marshall Islands, West Bank, Gaza Strip, Eritrea, Bhutan, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Maldives. http://www.photius.com/rankings/economy/budget_deficit_pct_of_gdp_2010_0.html This Guardian Data Blog article shows we have the highest Deficit in Europe (click on the graphic to start the Many Eyes chart. http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/may/27/debt-deficit-oecd-countries-data They have also put the raw data in to a Google Speadsheet, see the second tab https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc? key=0AonYZs4MzlZbdDZsU2k2VEQ2elkwcnNDOTNHS3 This Telegraph article says we are the third worse in Europe after Greece and Ireland http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/7269629/Britains-deficit-third-worst-in-the-world-table.html Looking at time rather than other countries, this Guardian image shows very clearly that our deficit is worse than it has ever been but quite a way http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/photobylines/2011/2/22/1298400212637/Budget-deficits-graphic-008.jpg Again, a spreadsheet with the data: https://spreadsheets0.google.com/ccc?

Political reform : some quick thoughts

Suddenly PR is in the limelight and seems to be getting support from those disaffected by politics in the UK. I’ve long been pondering about how it is best to govern this country. Mainly about where power lies: The UK, nations, regions, counties, local councils, etc. Some thoughts: We need a Constitution. No “we’ve already…

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University league tables combined data

Last year I collected the University League tables published from various sources and combined them in to one spreadsheet. I’ve been updating this for this year, i.e. tables published in early/mid 2009 aimed at those starting in 2010. You can see the UK Combined University league table data Google spreadsheet here and re-order as you…

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