With the collapse of print's business model and the downsizing of newspaper staffs, too many beats have disappeared or been telescoped into catch-alls
such as "women's issues" or "politics.
The second one of these catch-alls
asks if they consider that engineering in the UK will enjoy a relatively successful period in the next 12 months: this one fell off the cliff between September and December last year, going from -1 to -55, and has now progressed to -58.
But there is surely something sinister in the possibility of Merseyrail's new ticket barriers being used as catch-alls
for illegal immigrants, tax evaders and social security scroungers.