The Tories have announced a new set of coronavirus figures for the last 24 hours that are almost identical to those of the previous day.
The uncanny similarity was highlighted in a tweet by health data guru @ToryFibs:
And as he pointed out, it was reminiscent of the pattern seen last week, when the government reported around 7,000 new cases for several days in a row.
That consistency was followed by an announcement that the Tories had ‘missed’ almost 16,000 cases during the same period – improbably blamed on out-of-date spreadsheet software.
This week it’s not just new infections that have stayed remarkably consistent. Every category was almost the same from one 24-hour period to the next.
So how many thousands of ‘lost cases are going to mysteriously be ‘discovered’ this week?
You’d almost think the Tories are massaging the figures – or cooking the books – so the country doesn’t realise what’s really going on out there.
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