Alex Massie

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Oh dear. The days of the free lunch may be numbered:

This blog aims to do one thing: track the forecasts of Britain pundits, bloggers and others on politics and elections, foreign affairs and economic trends.

It is often said that there is no accountability for newspaper pundits - they can guess wrong time and again and see no consequences. With this blog and the way in which it highlights pundits' forecasts, that may change. But our aim is not to catch out or embarrass pundits, or to record only mistaken predictions. We aim but to keep a record for posterity of all forecasts - those that are proved right, those proved wrong and those that fall somewhere in between. If a pundit is particularly good at predicting what is to come, this blog will highlight this just as much.

I think they do need a scorecard however.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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