Grant Shapps has been accused of misleading parliament and breaking the ministerial code by making up housing statistics as he goes along. His series of blunders include claiming housing stock decreased by 45,000 under Labour, then saying it was 200,000.
Spinning Shapps also told parliament the number of new builds in England rose by 25% in 2011 compared to 2009 — attempting to cover-up official figures showing they were actually down 4% from the previous year.
Taking to Twitter to hit back at Jack Dromey MP, who has complained to the UK Statistics Authority, the best Shapps could do was bleat that a Labour Party press release had referred to him as “minister for Daybreak“.
Perhaps the publicity hungry minister should have checked his own Twitter account, where he has bragged about being on the programme at least three times:
David Cameron’s inability to count is obviously contagious.