The media has been buzzing with reports that the number of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in Britain does not appear to be as high as previously thought. But arguments over the accuracy of the figures suggest that those on both sides are misguided. Categorising people on the basis of their sexual orientation advances neither equality nor our understanding of sexual diversity.
For once, a priest's comments about the severity of poverty in Britain have received the attention of the media, politicians and business leaders. Unfortunately, nearly all of them have missed the point.