Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Lies, damned lies, and statistics

Benjamin Disraeli's quote "Lies, damned lies, and statistics" immediately came to mind today when I heard about Lisburn City Council's current survey which asks the public "Do you support the new planning application which will bring the first John Lewis to Northern Ireland?"

The online survey can be viewed by clicking here but, incredibly, only offers respondents to choose "Yes". People cannot choose "No", never mind "Don't know".

Whilst I support the latest John Lewis Planning Application, Lisburn City Council's online survey only serves to discredit their campaign for the application to be approved. It also provides yet further proof that the Council is both arrogant and unwilling to listen to different views.

19 November 2008


Anonymous said...

ok that doesn't look at all right does it? maybe it's just because there's really only one answer there can be...THE GREAT CITY OF LISBURN shall prevail again. On this and the Maze damn Belfast City Council

Andrew Muir said...

Anonymous said...

can you trust a city like this with the stadium or even shops. Belfast would never have done anything like this.

Andrew Muir said...

Sprucefield is the logical place - they (John Lewis) want to go there (and nowhere else) and the land is available.