The British watch more television than any other country in Europe: over three and a half hours per day. [Francoscopie, Larousse, 1997]
The number of women in parliaments worldwide has declined from 14.8 per cent in 1988 to 11.7 per cent today. [Le Monde Diplomatique, March 1997]
Public debt in the EU has risen from 55 per cent of GDP to more than 70 per cent since the adoption of the Maastricht treaty in 1991. [Prospect, April 1997, p25]
In the US, 35 per cent of adults are dangerously overweight, contributing to roughly 300,000 deaths a year. [International Herald…
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