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Of all heart attacks, around 6 per cent occur during sexual intercourse. Of these, 90 per cent happen during extramarital sex. [The Golden Age is In Us, Alexander Cockburn, Verso, 1995]

A third of all British legislation and 70 per cent of our economic and social legislation originate from Brussels. [The British Spring, Demos, 1997]

The world’s governments spend $54 billion a year subsidising the fish industry. The total amount of fish caught annually is worth $70 billion. [The OECD Observer, April/May 1997]

Doubling the number of engineering students in the US would increase GDP by 0.5 per cent,…

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