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FOR THE BIRDS, AND MOSTLY THE CHILDREN TOO

Calling the Data Police

The UK Statistics Authority was founded after a 2007 citizens poll revealed that only 1 in 3 believe in published stats.

Richard Alldritt was called in to become Britain’s top data cop.

he monitors figures from roughly 200 public agencies. He opens the data to peer review, publicly calls out bureaucrats, and even drags them before Parliament if need be. He has scolded the Home Office for cherry-picking data to suggest a drop in knife crime and chided the Government Equalities Office for exaggerating the gender pay gap.

But who polices the data police?

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