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Grouping Prime Ministers by Wikipedia links

The chart displays each Prime Minister, plotted against the reduced dimensions which display the most variance in their attributes. Grouping politicians can be a tricky problem for any kind of numerical analysis. Assessing their impact, background and personality lends itself to more naturally to qualitative over quantitative domains. Yet numerical analysis is needed to answer important […]

Why I back remain

My own perspective Britain has had a peaceful, prosperous and forward-thinking seventy years. We have constructed an unrivalled service industry, developed an economy which is one of the largest most interconnected in the world. This has been profoundly aided by our membership in the European Union. We benefit, and the world benefits, from the immigration, […]

History suggests a 50% drop in Britain’s next Olympic medal haul.

During the 2012 London Olympics, Team GB won 65 medals – more than twice its average, and more they have ever won at any summer games outside of London. The last time Britain took more than 65 medals was during the 1908 London Olympics, where a total of 146 were awarded. This alone suggests that […]

The changing relationship of wage inequality, growth and public spending

Since the 2007 financial crisis the general narrative given by politicians and key economic variables is that of an country that is unequal, in intermittent recession with a government intent on cutting spending. Understanding how economic growth or public spending has contributed to changes in wage inequality can provide a good framework to argue for or against […]

“It’s (not) the economy, stupid”: How economic indicators swing pundits not American presidential elections

Today Obama will have the inauguration ceremony for his second term; overcoming what seemed to be the impossible ailment of a stagnant economy. In his election year unemployment stood at 8.1%, unseen in America since the end of the great depression; this was coupled with GDP rising at a rate that only Europe would envy […]

Alternate ways of displaying football results

First attempt at summarising and forecasting premier league results using interactive charts.

Best of 2005-2011

Best of 2005-2011, a set on Flickr. A collection of some of my best photo’s from 2005 to 2011