Monday, 28 March 2011

How many people were really on Saturday's march?

The initial claims were for 250,000 later claims were for 500,000. Conservative Home think it was nowhere near that many, probably around 150,000.

Who do I believe? Well for as long as I can remember protest march organisers have made inflated claims that the BBC have willingly accepted and sometimes inflated. When faced with a choice between unsubstantiated claims and some empirical evidence, I tend to plump for the latter; so that's around 150,000 then!


Anonymous said...

As far as I'm aware the BBC and other media organisations get their figures from the Met Police.

I'd love to know where Conservative Home got theirs.

This site gets more farcical as the days go by.....

Not a sheep said...

Did you read the ConservativeHome article? If you did then you would know.