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Yet More drivel from the Right Wing.  Letting one stand for all:

France, it turns out, has the highest suicide rate in western Europe after Belgium and Switzerland.

Then France doesn't have "the highest suicide rate."  It has the third highest suicide rate IFF, as gk has already said, "Western Europe" is defined to exclude the Nordic countries.  So what the article is really saying is:

France has the third highest suicide in a arbitrary group.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Dec 27th, 2013 at 12:34:25 PM EST
France has the third highest reported suicide rate in an arbitrary group of countries. In more religious or "Christian" countries, there can still be ambivalence about reporting suicide as such

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Dec 27th, 2013 at 01:25:35 PM EST
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What has been remarkable about suicide in France has been the spate of workplace suicides in privatised state companies under pressure (middle management pushed towards the exit?). Otherwise, nothing more to be said than for a good many other countries.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Dec 27th, 2013 at 03:38:50 PM EST
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I'd like to see the Econo print a survey about the prevalence of lies, spin, and racist propaganda in the Anglo press.

If you want real misery, try watching British TV or reading our world-leading middle-brow newspapers.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Dec 28th, 2013 at 09:55:41 AM EST
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