British understatement of the week

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According to HuffPost UK, although figures from the Office of National Statistics indicate that the LGB percentage of the population rose last year by a statistically significant amount, "the majority of the UK population still identifies as heterosexual or straight."

Phew! So the straights (unlike the current Conservative-led government) held on to their majority. Good. I was bracing for a wave of homophobe fury. But let's take a look at the numbers to see how close a call it was, shall we?

In 2016, the self-identified LGB portion of the population was 2%. The straights made up 98%.

That's quite a majority. I don't think the straights need to worry for a few more years.

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