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Boris Johnson repeatedly used inaccurate child poverty figures | Politics | The Guardian

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Boris Johnson repeatedly used inaccurate and misleading figures that exaggerated the government’s record on poverty, the UK statistics watchdog has confirmed. The Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) was responding to a complaint by the End Child Poverty Coalition that the prime minister had three times used official poverty data “selectively, inaccurately and, ultimately, misleadingly”. Speaking at prime ministers’ questions and in an interview with the BBC, Johnson said the number of families or children in poverty had fallen by 400,000 since 2010. The coalition of poverty charities, campaign groups and unions said this number, along with other poverty statistics used by the PM, had no b...

Boris Johnson repeatedly used inaccurate child poverty figures | Boris Johnson | The Guardian

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Boris Johnson repeatedly used inaccurate child poverty figures UK statistics watchdog confirms PM exaggerated Tory record on issue Boris Johnson inaccurately claimed at PMQs that child poverty had fallen then declined to correct the record when challenged by the Labour leader, Keir Starmer. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AP Boris Johnson inaccurately claimed at PMQs that child poverty had fallen then declined to correct the record when challenged by the Labour leader, Keir Starmer. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AP Patrick Butler , Social policy editor, and Kevin Rawlinson Published on Thu 30 Jul 2020 06.00 BST Boris Johnson repeatedly used inaccurate and misleading figures that exaggerated the gove...

Cummings saga damaged UK lockdown unity, study suggests

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Cummings trips damaged UK lockdown unity, study suggests Scandal over adviser’s journey to Durham broke trust in lockdown measures and politicians, report says Special adviser Dominic Cummings speaks at a press conference in the Rose Garden at 10 Downing Street on 25 May. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/AFP/Getty Images Special adviser Dominic Cummings speaks at a press conference in the Rose Garden at 10 Downing Street on 25 May. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/AFP/Getty Images Patrick Butler Social policy editor Published on Thu 30 Jul 2020 00.01 BST The scandal over Dominic Cummings’ trips to and around Durham during lockdown damaged trust and was a key factor in the breakdown of a sense of nationa...