A tweet by the well-known left-wing activist known as @rachael_swindon attacking the government’s twisted spending priorities went viral enough for the independent fact-checking organisation FullFact to check its claims.
It passed with flying colours:
Even the categories judged as ‘almost’ correct were, in fact, almost on the (literal) money, with one of them in fact slightly under-estimating the government’s spending.
By contrast, the government’s estimate for the amount saved by its financial cruelty to disabled people occupies such a wide range – £30m to £450m – as to be essentially meaningless.
But there’s always money in the treasury for a royal ‘do’ or a vanity project, of course. And in spite of all this, the mainstream media persist in challenging the basis of Labour’s fully-costed spending plans and giving the Tories’ uncosted, vague promises a free pass.
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