Every time I think, Hasn’t this Questions To Which The Answer Is No thing run its course? it turns out that the answer is what you think it might be. The above is a pretty special addition to the series, at number 974, asked by a poster on Elite Trader.
Thanks to Lee ‘Budgie’ Barnett and Michael Moran.
Paul Kenny of the GMB (pictured) has put his finger on the problem. Ed Miliband’s plan boils down to asking trade union members if they want to be affiliated members of the Labour Party. That is, in Latin, a num question, a question expecting the answer no.
Photograph: Martin Argles for the Guardian
Number 970 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No, asked on the front page of the Daily Mail yesterday. Thanks to James Irwin.
Number 971 was an interesting one asked by ITV News:
Will this new website bring an end to postcodes?
Thanks to Aaron Bell.
Number 972 was asked by The Guardian:
Time for an ‘atheist [...]
Another push to get to number 1,000 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No. Number 966 is asked by The Economist, unexpectedly, but it can be only a matter of time before it is detected by the Automatic QTWTAIN Generator at the Daily Mail and recycled.
Number 966 (pictured) was asked by [...]
Number 964 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No, generated by the Automatic Headline Generator at Northcliffe House. Extra marks were awarded by the judges for the picture (from the Manchester Evening News) of a curator peering hopefully through the glass, waiting to see if the statuette would move.
Marks were also [...]
I am never going to get to number 1,000 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No at this rate. I have missed several in recent weeks. Anyway, the above, asked by Slate, is number 963. Thanks to Nick Davies. The SMBC comic once featured a similar theme (picture; thanks to Calum).
Here are [...]
Did median real wages stop rising in 2003? I have been puzzled by this claim since the Resolution Foundation made it last October, and I am puzzled by it now that Duncan Weldon, an economist at the TUC, takes issue with me for suggesting that people generally continued to be better off until the bank crisis of 2008.
It is flattering. It really is. The lengths to which Paul Dacre goes to humour my little foible. This morning’s Daily Mail contains such a fine example of the Questions To Which The Answer Is No genre that I can only confess to being speechless with awe. Number 958 in the series.
Questions asked by the weird website WND do not normally count, but this one is excellent, so I shall file it as number 955 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No.
The first paragraph is an unusual single-sentence long version:
Is Obama helping advance a grand plan by Turkey, with the support of [...]
This is a “serious question”, according to Kirsten Salyer, who asked it on Bloomberg. I get the impression Ollie Money didn’t think so. He’s right. It’s number 953 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No. Buy the book of the series here.
“Crowdfund” is also on the Banned List. Although I think [...]
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