Iain Duncan Smith’s department has been caught with its pants down on statistics yet again. DWP minister Baron Freud – grandson of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud – was forced to issue a “correction” after inflating predictions of private-sector affordable housing in London by a whopping 200%. Estimates of affordable homes available in the wake of reforms to housing […]

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 […]