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Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics and Hyperbole

The old phrase of “Lies, damned lies, and statistics” was coined by Mark Twain to describe the persuasive power of numbers, particularly the use of statistics to bolster weak arguments. I won’t be disingenuous and pretend that all political parties don’t select statistics that suit their narratives, because they do, but some parties stretch credibility and the truth to ridiculous limits.

Addressing Our Parking Issues

I only need to speak to a few Crawley residents before the issue of neighbourhood parking comes up. Poor neighbourhood planning by Crawley Borough Council in the past with a lack of foresight about future car ownership laid the foundations for today’s problems in many Crawley streets, but more recent actions (and inaction) has only made the problem worse.

Big Funding Boost For Crawley

Henry Smith MP has welcomed the Government’s announcement that 100 towns across England will receive extra funding to level-up opportunities around the country and ensure each town looks towards the future with renewed optimism.

A Strong Economy supporting Investment in Public Services

The government’s spending review announced last week did not get much publicity, but assuming it gets through a disruptive parliament controlled by the opposition that is serving itself and not the people who elected them, we can look forward to greater investment in our public services.

Delivering Brexit and Looking Beyond

Most people want to see Brexit resolved so that the Government can focus on the issues that do affect most people’s lives. Boris recognises this and is bringing in a strong domestic legislative programme through a new Queens Speech in October. Ordinary people feel that getting Brexit sorted is long overdue and that any further extensions so that MPs can carry on arguing among themselves but agree nothing constructive, is pointless.