Dodgy graphic from West Midlands Combined Authority

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I was alerted, via Twitter, to the above dodgy graphic from the newly established West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

A quick glance at the graphic and the numbers shows it to be very misleading. Design triumphed over clarity. 

It took me all of five minutes on Excel to knock up the bar chart below. This gives a much more accurate representation of the relative amounts spent. Why couldn’t the WMCA couldn’t do this?

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