The problem of ‘ideology’ and ‘politics’
affects not only their reliability
but also their availability.
In some cases this problem was insurmountable,
and statistics on, for example,
the number of young asylum seekers,
were simply not available;
However, rather than allow the availability
of statistics – a political issue –
to shape which variables
data on, I felt a moral
imperative to present the findings with ‘gaps’
since, in any case, the gaps
in these statistics spoke perhaps
which were available.