Saturday, 29 October 2011

The Daily Mail: Corrections & Clarifications

Further to this article, we have been asked to make clear that while the ONS report did show that only a minority of Britons are in support of gay marriage, the more detailed statistics from the EU poll on which it was based suggest that the percentages for and against are about the same – 46% and 45% respectively – with a further 9% who ‘don’t know’. We are happy to clarify the position.

This correction appears online today - as a new footnote to Conservative UK: Most Britons still oppose gay marriage
That's not even the half of it.
As I pointed out at the time the factoid is five years old - so the use of the word "still" is a bare-faced lie.
And people weren't actually asked "Do you support gay marriage?" FFS.
And it's got nothing to do with the Office of National Statistics - it was just cited in a footnote (number 31 here) by them.
Irony may die laughing, but it was a footnote to a report titled Civil Partnerships Five Years On, which is about how social attitudes have changed since then.
Again, please phone up the lying cunt who made all this crap up - Steve Doughty - directly on 020 7938 6340 or email and tell the lying fucking fucker how you feel.
Good day.

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