Why Is It That The Guardian’s Numbers Never Add Up?

Seasoned observers of the political scene will note that the Guardian’s pages are packed the gunwhales with stories about how this or that family, this or that group, are being cruelly oppressed by Tory Austerity. Dawn Foster and Frances Ryan seem to be making careers out of these sorts of pieces. The worry is that upon close examination their numbers never really do add up. We’d all actually be interested in any one of their detailed claims that do stand up.…

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