Johnson caught lying about economic growth in Prime Minister’s Questions

Boris Johnson: He’s all ‘blood and thunder’ in Parliament but analyse what he says and it turns out to be ‘bull**** and bluster’ instead.

I was going to ask why Boris Johnson keeps making false claims like this in Parliament.

But I can already answer that question:

Because he knows he will always get away with it.

That’s what happens when you have compliant – indeed, supine – Tory-loving mass media reporting your behaviour; the lies are ignored.

Did I say lies? Yes, I think they were.

His claim was that the UK economy has grown by 73 per cent under the Conservative government, and this was a lie.

I’m sure he knew that the date from which 73 per cent growth can be claimed is 1990, and that it was achieved under both Conservative and (New) Labour governments. But he didn’t say that.

The current Tory government – in office since 2010 – has achieved economic growth of just 20 per cent.

Worse than the lie is the fact that, due to Tory policies enacted since 2010 (with the help of the Liberal Democrats and the Democratic Unionists at different times, let’s not forget), the benefits of economic growth since that year have been restricted to the very rich.

Wage and benefit increases for the very poor have been frozen or cut, plunging millions of people – including and especially children – into poverty.

So-called ‘Victorian’ diseases linked with lack of money have also returned.

And the death toll among people who have seen their benefits restricted or cut off – most probably because the Department for Work and Pensions has altered their claim and lied about it – has been enormous.

But very few people know about that because the Tories don’t monitor the deaths properly and never provide reports.

And then there’s the matter of public debt:

Yes indeed, Mr Johnson – if you’re going to crow about economic growth, what have you done with the money? You’ll be pleading poverty, the instant anybody says it is needed to shore up a service you have cut.

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.

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  1. Stu February 8, 2020 at 9:12 am - Reply

    He has got away with so much since the election because of his “unwavering support” from both the Reich Media and his Cabinet.

    But watch how things change on Thursday when the re-shuffle happens – the real reason behind their loyalty was trying to save their own skins.
    I expect a Trumpesque/ Stalinist tantrum cull to happen and the deselected starting their whining.

  2. Mick Hills February 8, 2020 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Please go to use and share Double Down News. We must build a new media or go down for good. #make papers the past.

    • Mike Sivier February 8, 2020 at 2:33 pm - Reply

      Sure. But keep reading Vox Political too!

  3. chrisRoald February 8, 2020 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    what does ‘monitor the deaths”properly”‘ mean❓
    governance has the inpunable right to killPeople
    so monitor murders and terror, no probs
    but killing is a sign of dynamicGovernance

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