Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Statistically, human rights benefit criminals. Yay!

Genius, this one. Read the first part of this article:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8099435.stm

So 42% said that human rights only benefit criminals and terrorists. That's scary, but not that surprising given how many people read the Daily Mail.

But then 81% said human rights are important for creating a fairer society.

Using my superpower of BASIC MATHS, I deduce that 100-81=19, and 42-19=23, which means that at least 23% of people surveyed thought that human rights benefitting criminals and terrorists was creating a fairer society.

Surveys are only as reliable as the people you ask. And when you ask the British public, you know what to expect.

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