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Big Brother is watching you (for training purposes)

7 January 2017

10:13 AM

7 January 2017

10:13 AM

callcentreAs the dust settles after the momentous earthquakes of Trump and Brexit, one fact remains standing amongst the rubble: our democratic seismographers completely failed to detect the rumblings, and were assuring us metropolitans of our safety, even as the tsunami mounted about us.

It was a victory for the privacy of the voting booth against the forces of polling, prediction and direction, and, for a moment, it seemed that the pollsters were humbled.

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