Weekly movement of the “Poll of Polls” updated to 28-01-15 – Lab lead narrows

Poll of Polls weekly movement - 280115I’ve just updated my Poll of Polls for polls up to 28-01-15 and it can be found in the here. Above is the updated graph showing the weekly movement in the Poll of Polls.

Main point to note is that the Labour lead has narrowed by about 0.2%.

If you want to download the spreadsheet that did this analysis go here. If you want to understand the methodology behind the “Poll of Polls” click here and scroll down to the bit that gives the description.

Poll of Polls now updated to 28-01-15 – Lab lead falls by 0.2%

Poll of Polls - 28115I’ve updated my “Poll of Polls” to include 8 more polls that were carried out since I did my last graph.

And the graphs now include the Greens as I now have data for them too.

If you want to download the spreadsheet that did this analysis go here. If you want to understand the methodology behind the “Poll of Polls” click here and scroll down to the bit that gives the description.

Weekly movement of the “Poll of Polls” updated to 22-01-15 – NOW WITH GREENS

Poll of Polls weekly movement - 220115I’ve just updated my Poll of Polls for polls up to 22-01-15 and it can be found in the post below. Above is the updated graph showing the weekly movement in the Poll of Polls.

More importantly is now shows the Greens. Interestingly the graph shows the “Green Surge” is actually more of a “Green gentle increase.”

If you want to download the spreadsheet that did this analysis go here. If you want to understand the methodology behind the “Poll of Polls” click here and scroll down to the bit that gives the description.

Poll of Polls now updated to 22-01-15 – NOW WITH GREENS ADDED

Poll of Polls - 220115I’ve updated my “Poll of Polls” to include 14 more polls that were carried out since I did my last graph.

And more interestingly the graphs will now include the Greens as I now have data for them too.

If you want to download the spreadsheet that did this analysis go here. If you want to understand the methodology behind the “Poll of Polls” click here and scroll down to the bit that gives the description.

Why was 2014 warm AND wet?

This well written post explains why 2014 was was and wet. It concludes that the UK’s long term weather patterns are going to be more of the same.

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Colour-coded Map of UK showing how each region of the UK exceeded the 1981-2010 average temperature. Crown Copyright Colour-coded Map of UK showing how each region of the UK exceeded the 1981-2010 average temperature. Crown Copyright

2014 was the warmest year in the UK ‘since records began’ – and most probably the warmest since at least 1659. You can read the Met Office Summary here

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) also report that 2014 is likely to have been the warmest year in Europe and indeed over the entire Earth for at least 100 years.

This was briefly ‘news but somehow this astonishing statistic seems to have disappeared almost without trace.

In fact there are three astonishing things about the statistic

  • Firstly – we know it, and it is likely to be correct.
  • Secondly – the warmest year was ‘warmer all over’ but did not include the ‘hottest month’.
  • Thirdly- the warmest year was also overly wet – both in the UK and world wide.

This article is about why

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Something for the weekend – some old, old uplifting gospel

In my opinion, any true music fan should regularly pay respect to old gospel music, because without gospel there’d be no soul music. Without soul music, there’d be no funk and disco. And without disco, there’d be no house music. These are all genres of music that have made the world a better place.

Here we have He’s Calling Me by Dorothy Love Coates & The Original Gospel Harmonettes. I have no faith or religious belief, but that doesn’t stop me feeling the joy enter my heart whenever I listen to this belter of a track. The stirrings of the birth of soul music are very much in evidence here.

Hallelujah!