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By prospect   January 2003

Hitler was on the shortlist for the 1938 Nobel Peace Prize. [The Guardian, 7th December 2002]

The British public believes that 32 per cent of people in Britain are black or Asian; it is 7 per cent. The British also think that 28 per cent earn more than ?40,000 a year; it is 8 per cent. [British Social Attitudes]

In Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong, 90 per cent of young people are short sighted. [New Scientist, 20th November 2002]

Only 14 per cent of US oil consumption is accounted for by middle east exports. [Financial Times, 25th October…

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