Today’s Mail corrections column makes for informative reading:
“Articles on 4 and 30 April, based on information provided by Conservative Central Office, stated that 878,000 individuals claiming benefits intended for the genuinely sick ‘stopped claiming rather than face a fresh medical’.”
“We are happy to make clear that other important reasons people had for not pursuing ESA claims were that they recovered, returned to work or claimed a more appropriate benefit.”
One of the articles in question was an editorial entitled “Welfare: Why can’t the left understand?”.
But — lo and behold — it’s the Mail (egged on by CCHQ) that are spreading misunderstanding.