As his name tag ('Michael Green') shows, Grant Shapps is not a novice in the art of bending the facts.

As his name tag (‘Michael Green’) shows, Grant Shapps is not a novice in the art of bending the facts.

Grant Shapps, the Chairman of the Conservative Party and former Housing Minister, [has] lied about the bedroom tax policy live on air, writes Joe Halewood.

He stated that: “If you can go out and work 17 hours you are completely exempt from the policy.”

This is an untruth; it is a falsehood; it is a lie. There is no such exemption at all in the bedroom tax policy and Grant Shapps knows this only too well.

Here is the link to the LBC radio programme when Shapps made this howler of an obvious and known lie.

With IDS lying about it and other welfare reforms on a weekly basis and even the Prime Minister telling Parliament on no less than three occasions that the disabled are exempt in the bedroom tax have we become inured to these knowing lies?

For the full article – including some harsh criticism of the Labour Party that might be well-aimed – visit the SPeye Joe blog site.

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