Back in 2002, the then Tory leader was exposed by BBC Newsnight for lying on his CV. “Dunchurch College of Management” appeared in the very first line of his official biography on the Tory party website. But investigations revealed that he did not receive any qualifications from what was essentially the staff college for his employer GEC Marconi, at which he attended several short courses lasting a few days:
“Newsnight has now spoken to 19 former tutors at Dunchurch. Most agree it is over-emphasising his experience at Dunchurch to describe it in the way he does.”
His bio also claimed he attended the Universita di Perugia in Italy. But this was a lie. He actually attended a less prestigious institution in the same city and didn’t even finish his exams.
Perhaps this could explain his department’s penchant for making up statistics.