Thursday, March 31, 2005

Tory Bandwagon Rolls On

So today the Tories are trying to take advantage of the Office of National Statistics report showing that average incomes have gone down by 0.2% in the last year. But if you look closely at the figures, which are adjusted for inflation, average household incomes have gone up by about 20% since the Tories were last in power. Can someone please explain how this is an anti-Labour story?

This all stems from a spinning of the ONS figures by the discredited Institute for Fiscal Studies, a think-tank that is so far up Michael Howard's bottom, it can sharpen his fangs.

Recess Monkey

So why does Gordon Brown quote the IFS so much when it suits him? If you tax us to death, we will have less to spend. Simple 'innit? By the way, the IFS is not a think-tank Monkey, its a government funded research institute, doh!

Child poverty is up as well. It was, according to the New Statesmen, better under Thatcher...


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