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dacrePaul Dacre…rum (and rich) sort of cove

I realise that Daily Mail bashing is a somewhat overdone thing, but this site is supposed to be about bollocks deconstruction, and as the paper’s latest piece on UK welfare is bollocks from start to finish, I’m afraid the misleading nature of it needs to be pointed out:

1. Hidden away quietly in para 8 in reference to another country, the authors Doughty and McTag quietly show the very careful reader that the figures are nearly three years old. Up front, however, is the misleading ‘details of which have been published by the Office for National Statistics‘. One might ask oneself why the ONS has suddenly decided to publish them now.

2. Even at that time (early 2012) the UK was the lowest per head spender of all the major Western “developed” EU States….and only fractionally more than austerity-hammered Greece.

3. Since…

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