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- Jan 26, 2000
Regarding normalization that was my understanding but was quickly told that was not an issue. Perhaps the Daily Mail was responsible for making claims about you vs. us, but as I looked around the web to see how methodologies compared between nations I saw what appeared concern about how the government was found massaging statistics for political gain. In other words, the basis to make judgments was in doubt on the parts of many Brits.There have been multiple attempts to make this comparison, and any criminologist will tell you it never really works. The Daily Mail in particular laps them all up because it's weirdly determined to believe Britain to be the Worst Country In The World. Presumably on the basis of if you can't definitely be the best, being the worst is still preferable to being unexceptional or mediocre.
Some UN agency has an ongoing attempt to 'normalise' the figures, but it can't really be done, because you can't put back data that wasn't recorded in them in the first place.
Here's an odd question but I have a reason for asking. Do you know any Millwall jokes and are they uncommon?