Monday, 23 June 2014

Fun Online Polls: Complete and utter chaos & The interest rate hike

The responses to last week's Fun Online Poll were as follows:

Complete and utter chaos (multiple selections allowed):

Iraq - 60 votes
Syria - 59 votes
Somalia - 59 votes

Afghanistan - 58 votes
Libya - 53 votes
Sudan - 51 votes
Pakistan - 46 votes
Palestinian territories - 44 votes
Nigeria - 42 votes
Egypt - 38 votes
Other, please specify - 13 votes

70 voters in total

So up on the podium we have those Islamic bastions Iraq, Syria and Somalia. Congrats and well done, lads!

Some people don't understand the concept of "Other, please specify", people suggested Tony Blair, Ukraine, Thailand, Kenya, Scotland, Zimbabwe and the UK, which makes seven. How are we supposed to guess what the other six were supposed to be?
This week, nothing much new in the news, but there has been some burbling about vague possiblity the Bank of England vaguely possibly increasing the Bank of England base rate by a half a percent but more likely by a meaningless quarter of a percent or so sometime in the next, oooh, year or something, just to underline the government's anti-inflation credentials in the run-up to the next election, but Heaven forbid that anything happens to house prices.

So let's turn to the wisdom of crowds and see if we can collectively guess.

Vote here or use the widget in the sidebar.


Lola said...

I think that under the current corrupt central banking settlement spending any time forecasting the future course of interest rates is a waste of life. Who knows what the bloody Hell they will do next? Whatever it is, it will be wrong.

(Did I tell you that a cousin of mine's husband signs the Tenners....?)