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@jathers @ONS @ESCoEorg @FinancialTimes Good to hear. Would also be good for you to say that the telecoms issue is relevant for consideration in the CPI and the RPI and the GDP deflator (though there are conceptual issues) as Mr Heys did on Tuesday and everyone who knows about the subject accepts. The blog is silent
@ONS @ESCoEorg @FinancialTimes It is a pity that the ONS are reacting so defensively to what is a great innovation - to come clean about data problems and have public discussions about the implications It's attempt to close down the debate shows it still has some way further to go
@ONS @ESCoEorg @FinancialTimes Mr Heys was also asked specifically, by me, about whether there were further possible consequences for GDP and said that was possible but ONS "haven't really broached [the subject] yet" There was then a long discussion about the conceptual issues
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