Misery Index: An ONS Nightmare

A rare surplus in the public sector net cash requirement seems to have distorted the misery index, despite the gloom on the horizon and rising unemployment. Guido is definitely not happy, having just spent longer than ever necessary trying to navigate around the utterly shoddy, messy and overly complex new website for the Office of National Statistics, he’s in need of a drink. Another spectacular public sector IT success…

From now onwards the Misery Index will be bought to you using Bloomberg data.

N.B. Stats bods can check Guido’s adding up here.


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Lucy Allan explains her positive comments about the Brexit Party…

“If EU elections are held, Leave supporting voters will want to vote for Leave supporting candidates… Usual party loyalties will be eclipsed by the Leave v Remain divide. It’s good to see strong candidates in the Leave camp. However, I sincerely hope we leave the EU before these elections are held so that we can move on and not waste time and money on unnecessary EU elections.”

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