Lies, damn lies and Conservative statistics

Admirers of all things Guinness may recall this clip from October 1997, two years before the iconic “Surfer” advert:

This is used below as jumping off point for an attack on the Conservatives’ recent, erm, way with numbers. And unlike the promotion for Irish stout, some of the figures in the video were actually used by what purports to be a serious political party:

Perhaps they’d been drinking?

Hat-tip: to the anonymous reader who produced this clip. Videos, gossip, tip-offs and other information always gratefully received! Email your stuff to

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