How many more times do the idiots at the Barclay Brother Beano need to be told? The once respected organ is now becoming a hollowed out joke as journalism makes way for the cut and paste of releases from spin doctors.
EU Referendum points out how the Telegraph is displaying rank incompetence on reporting economic matters in its piece about a collapse in consumer confidence. It’s as if they were having a few days off around the time of the October spending review:
Straight out of the department of the trite and superficial, The Daily Telegraph says these findings “will prompt more questions as to whether the coalition risks tipping the economy back into recession through its programme of tax rises and spending cuts to reduce the budget deficit.”
Spending cuts? Spending cuts? Perhaps Barclay Brother journos can’t understand the simple mathematics this blog pointed to back in October (after another fine piece of observation by the estimable Dr North) in 2014-15 public sector spending is forecast to be £739.8 billion. That is an increase in public spending between now and then of £43 billion. Or perhaps the Telegraph is trying to help out the Millbank minions with a bit of spinning?