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James Cleverly: Not the sharpest tool in the Tory box.

Remember when Dominic Raab was caught tweeting nonsense that wages were rising faster than at any time in the last eight years?

He was referring to a graph which demonstrated nothing of the kind.

You can read that story here. I stated at the time that this is the season for fairy tales and pantomimes, and – lo and behold! – here’s Conservative Party deputy chairman James Cleverly with another one!

He reckons home ownership among people aged 25-34 fell of a cliff during the years of the New Labour government (1997-2010) – but this has now been reversed under the Conservatives.

For that to be true, the number of people aged 25-34 who own their own homes now would be in the mid-40s on the graph below, and not the mid-20s. The Evolve Politics Twitter account is correct – the level of home ownership among 25-34 year olds is still lower than when the Conservatives came to office in 2010.

Why are the Tories so desperate to foist these fairy tales on us, and is anybody really stupid enough to believe them?

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