By now we should all know that Conservatives lie, but what a filthy, excremental example of that trait is epitomised in the form of Sajid Javid.
This verminous wretch knows very well that there is a debate over how best to solve the UK’s homelessness crisis – so he is trying to win the argument by lying to us and hoping nobody will bother to check the facts.
Here’s his ridiculous claim:
Homelessness peaked under LABOUR in 2003 (after 6 years in office!). Since then, down by more that 50%. A lot more to do, yes. But your assertion is simply false https://t.co/GgiXtW9k5L
— Sajid Javid (@sajidjavid) January 3, 2018
And here are the facts of the matter:
As you know, Labour were in power from 1997-2010.
As you know, homelessness decreased significantly from 1997-2010, thanks to Labour.
As you know, Tories were elected in 2010.
As you know, homelessness has increased since 2010. pic.twitter.com/btyZyFdD2j
— George Aylett (@GeorgeAylett) January 3, 2018
You can see that it took Labour a few years to get to grips with the problem of homelessness left behind by the Conservative governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major, but had managed to reduce it to less than one-third of its peak level by 2010, when they were removed from office in that year’s general election.
Since then, Tory policies have increased homelessness.
And scummy Javid is not only trying to say that Conservatives have cut homelessness; he’s trying to tell us that those who say otherwise – those presenting the facts – are the liars!
He was responding to a tweet claiming Tories have created more homelessness than ever before, and if we were being charitable, we could say that this has not happened since 2010 (although the Tories were certainly responsible for pushing homelessness to its height of nearly 140,000 in 2003. It doesn’t matter that Labour were in office; it takes years to turn these trends in the right direction).
Possibly most damning of all is the fact that Javid was following the example of that scummiest of all Tory liars – Theresa May.
She made exactly the same lying claim at Prime Minister’s Questions on December 13 – despite having been warned against it by the UK Statistics Authority.
You and I would not deliberately lie to or deceive our friends and neighbours, how then can it be acceptable for Politicians? We deserve better then this, pic.twitter.com/KPvXgfe9zh
— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) December 14, 2017
Perhaps it’s time to contact the UKSA – not to mention the Commons Speaker’s office – and request action on this persistent and unrepentant determination to mislead both Parliament and the public.
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