More or Less
Friday, 22 May 2009
BBC Radio 4, 1330 BST
Revelations in the Daily Telegraph about exactly what MPs have been claiming on expenses has prompted a public outcry and a pledge to reform the "gentlemen's club" at Westminster.
But blogger (and loyal listener)
thinks he has spotted an interesting correlation.
MPs implicated in the expenses scandal, he says, are more likely to hold safe seats.
We look into Mark's claims.
They won the Premiership but does that make them the best team?
There is a crucial weekend of football ahead, with three play-off finals at Wembley.
If your team is playing, you will be hoping for a win, even if you know it to be against the odds.
But what exactly are the odds?
Professor David Spiegelhalter
returns to More or Less to reveal how maths can help
predict winners and losers
in the coming relegation battle.
Punching below our weight?
The European elections: The largest trans-national elections in history
From 4 to 7 June 2009 elections for the European Parliament will be held in 27 member states.
So what is your vote worth?
looks at the arithmetic behind the European elections and investigates claims that a vote in Luxembourg is worth ten times more than a vote in the UK.
Keeping track of Tim
So did tracking Tim lead him to improve his productivity?
On Friday, 24 April we asked Tim to use a "personal informatics" site to track his personal data in the hope some useful pattern might emerge.
And this week, almost a month later,
the Tim Tracker
We reveal Tim's bizarre personal habits, vividly illustrated through the language of numbers.
BBC Radio 4's More or Less is broadcast on Friday, 22 May at 1330 BST and repeated on Sunday, 24 May at 2000 BST.
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