The Evidence: I've applied for a job four times and been unsuccessful. Others have only applied twice and succeeded.
The Conclusion: It's racism.
The Evidence: This bloke keeps applying for a job and failing. Other more suitable applicants have been given the job.
The Conclusion: He's not right for the job.
The Conclusion: It's not my fault, I'm still a good leader, and there's no point persecuting someone just because they happened to be at the helm and steering the wrong way when the ship hit the iceberg.
The Evidence: The Metropolitan Police cocked up in trailing and shooting a bloke with zero evidence he was connected to terrorism. Formal court proceedings found them guilty of breaching Health and Safety laws. Sir Ian Blair was in charge when it all happened.
The Conclusion: It doesn't matter how many people you kill in the name of systemic failures, what's more important is who you let into your boys' club.
If I were Sir Ian Blair, I would right now be putting all my retirement dosh in a far away, offshore Cayman account where no one can touch it.
'Diary of an On-Call Girl' is available in all good bookstores and online.