Here at DoF we try to stay away from politics, or at least from the sort of politics that might get us accused of lobbying. However, even we have noticed that a vote is due to take place in September that might be of some importance for our wee country (or our wee corner of a bigger country, if you prefer). So have the Royal Statistical Society, and they’re putting on an event at the Parliament in Edinburgh on the afternoon of March 26. It will look at statistical issues brought into focus by the independence debate, including those concerning the economy and health as well as the opinion polls themselves. It’s open to all, but registration (via the RSS Glasgow events page) is essential.