Saturday, 24 November 2012

Lies and figures.

UKIP said that

When Labour took office in 97, youth unemployment was around 650,000 and when they left it was at 991,000. #LabourFail

So I said

That doesn't say how many young people had jobs in both instances. That really would be telling the whole truth.

UKIP said

Well it rose from 14.5% to 19.4% under Labour.

Do you see the confusion? If you want to be clear when giving information each set of information MUST be in the same currency. If you want to confuse or hide  or pull the wool over ones eyes then you use different currency. This looks like you are answering the question, but in actuality you are NOT!

The 4.9% difference in their second set of figures could be 500 500,000 or 5million or any figure, but you will not guess it unless you know what 14.5% is in real money.

So UKIP seems just like any other political party really. Am I surprised? NO!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can count on one hand the number of politicians I have respect for over the years. The remainder are all bottom feeders as far as I'm concerned.

NOTE: Respect doesn't necessarily mean agree with,

Chris

Malcolm said...

Hi Maffi,

Always remember how to tell if a politician is lying....you can see their lips moving.

Regards

Malcolm