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Weekend read: Is public money supporting crackheads?

My recommended read this weekend comes from the website of the excellent Full Fact organisation. Full Fact usually publishes articles which check the veracity of claims made by politicians or companies, which always make for enlightening reading. But earlier this week, in this post, Owen Spottiswoode looked at the veracity of the claims made in a particularly unpleasant letter to a newspaper, which had been spread widely online.

It’s a brilliant example of the simple truth making prejudice look foolish. It’s like the research behind a Aaron-Sorkin-esque rant. I love it. Bravo.

This 2,078th post was filed under: Weekend Reads.

Some recently published posts

‘Inappropriate’ A&E attendances / April 2019, 3 minutes long

Cruise ships and me / April 2019, 6 minutes long

Some thoughts on print newspapers / April 2019, 5 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / April 2019, 4 minutes long

Thoughts on the restoration of ex-BBC Television Centre / April 2019, 5 minutes long

Some random old posts

The Su Doku publishing craze / June 2005, 1 minute long

Easy money / October 2013, Less than a minute long

Snow hits the East Coast / February 2005, Less than a minute long

John Spencer has died / December 2005, 2 minutes long

Review: Dirty Work by Gabriel Weston / October 2013, 7 minutes long

Southport: Small town… small minds? / June 2007, 5 minutes long


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