JSA sanction referrals over the past decade (from http://helpmeinvestigate.com/welfare/the-relentless-rise-of-jsa-benefit-sanctions).

JSA sanction referrals over the past decade (from http://helpmeinvestigate.com/welfare/the-relentless-rise-of-jsa-benefit-sanctions).

Today I came across two articles, once again calling into question the behaviour of Politicians and Government Departments when using statistics, writes Jayne Linney.

It is clear from these that  “Once again, DWP has shown itself to be a master in statistics manipulation and in the use of selective figures” this was on sanctions; and on pay and living costs “an act of statistical trickery to change the landscape of pay bargaining in the UK for the worse.”

This persistent misuse of data and the ensuing Spin’ fed to the media by the likes of IDS, is precisely what we have been saying this for the past 2 years; and it is the reason for our petition TO: KATHRYN HUDSON PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSIONER FOR STANDARDS to :

“Use the full Powers of the Commission and investigate Iain Duncan Smith Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for his regular use of untruths and the persistent deception misleading of The House of Commons, Select Committees and the Media”

Read the full article on Jayne’s blog site.

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