Monday, 5 November 2018
Watchdog UK Statistics Authority summons Corbyn and McConnell to meeting over misuse of statistics per City A.M.
'The staff of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and shadow chancellor John McDonnell have been summoned to a meeting by the UK's statistics watchdog over the misuse of stats.
Statistics Authority chairman David Norgrove has previously written to the Labour Party over a "lack of published information on sources, assumptions and methods to support statements".
In February he wrote to the party over claims that Universal Credit would lead 40,000 children into poverty and, in August, Norgrove challenged a calculation that Labour's free bus travel policy could save young people up to £1000 a year.
The latest warning was connected to statements regarding Labour's Inclusive Funds Policy, which were found to be correct. However, the watchdog took issue with the lack of information surrounding the statistics.'
More here at City AM
http://www.cityam.com/268224/watchdog-summons-corbyn-and-mcconnell-meeting-over-misuse but obviously not a word on the Labour Party's propaganda arm, the BBC.