You might think that the latest general federal election was pointless, and looking at the results it feels like that. Even looking further than the winning seats, there is little change compared to 2019.
But there’s been some notable, Canada-wide movement in two of the political parties, the young People’s Party of Canada (PPC), and the much older Green Party of Canada (GPC).
As time progresses, it is less and less likely that the Leave voters of 2016 will ever see the fruits of their vote if they had in mind that promise of extra weekly money for the NHS in millions.
Despite the widely publicised economy of £350 million a week that was promised for the NHS, there is close to no one left to say that this figure can be achieved anytime soon. Not even those who suggested it. And with good reasons.
What was hopefully going to be another data map story ended up being a purely informative, general knowledge piece. Imagine you are planning to map all the bars that are playing rock music in the city, to see if there is any pattern, where rock music enthusiasts should hang out, and so on.
Well, when only one bar makes the list, there’s no point in mapping it. Data journos can have an idea of what that means: lots of time spent on data scraping and cleaning, only to write a story that looks pretty much conventional.
This is what happened when I tried to make a list of all the Birmingham-based groups present at Davos this year. The city probably did not receive a lot of invites as only one organisation was found there.