The Conservatives’ Facebook page has posted a boast about an increase in the number of students from a disadvantaged background going to university. They were lying:
As Facebook user Mark Attwood pointed out, the claim was grossly misleading – while numbers have gone up, they’ve gone up substantially less than numbers from a non-disadvantaged background.
So inequality has actually gone up and disadvantaged pupils are more disadvantaged than they were. Yet still the Tories boast.
Unsurprisingly, Mr Attwood’s incisive comment was deleted by the Tory page admin and can no longer be seen showing up the Conservatives’ blatant misdirection. So we need to spread the word for them.
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