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Anyone who knocks out an Indian government minister with an onion will be paid 1,000 rupees by the Indian farmer’s union. [Far Eastern Economic Review, 10th July 1997]

The amount of text in the Guardian has decreased from 63 per cent in 1985 to 49 per cent today. [Proliferation of Non-Textual Elements in Two British Quality Newspapers 1965-1995, Ian Baird, Robert Gordon University]

At the 26th June election for the Ince ward of Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council only 9.2 per cent of the electorate voted-of whom 92 per cent voted Labour. [Local government website]

In 1985, the number of…

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