Brooks Dodges the Police

Guido heard this morning that some Metropolitan Police officers were making noise to the organisers of tomorrow’s Sun Police Bravery Awards about a certain name on the guest-list. Threats were made to boycott the black-tie Savoy extravaganza, if a certain red-haired hate-figure who was planning on going.

Sources now confirm that Rebekah Brooks will not be in attendance, having originally been on the list. Though Guido doubts it will be very long before she gets to spend some time with the old bill again…




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The FT’s Wolfgang Munchau on the “fake maths” of economic forecasts:

“The truth is that our ability to forecast the future beyond the current quarter is limited… The curse of our time is fake maths. Think of it as fake news for numerically literate intellectuals: it is the abuse of statistics and economic models to peddle one’s own political prejudice… The fakeness of the maths lies in an exaggerated inference. Economic models have their uses, as do opinion polls. They provide information to policymakers and markets. But nobody can see through the fog of the future.”

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