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Not his name this time...........

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/05/grant-shapps-rebuked-uk-statistics-authority-misrepresenting-benefit-figures

Now, Grant Shapps has joined his fellow Conservatives in the data hall of shame. In March, the

Tory chairman claimed that "nearly a million people" (878,300) on incapacity benefit had dropped their claims, rather than face a new medical assessment for its successor, the employment and support allowance. The figures, he said, "demonstrate how the welfare system was broken under Labour and why our reforms are so important". The claim was faithfully reported by the Sunday Telegraph but as the UK Statistics Authority has now confirmed in its response to Labour MP Sheila Gilmore (see below), it was entirely fabricated.

In his letter to Shapps and Iain Duncan Smith, UKSA chair Andrew Dilnot writes that the figure conflated "official statistics relating to new claimants of the ESA with official statistics on recipients of the incapacity benefit (IB) who are being migrated across to the ESA". Of the 603,600 incapacity benefit claimants referred for reassessment as part of the introduction of the ESA between March 2011 and May 2012, just 19,700 (somewhat short of Shapps's "nearly a million) abandoned their claims prior to a work capability assessment in the period to May 2012. The figure of 878,300 refers to the total of new claims for the ESA closed before medical assessment from October 2008 to May 2012. Thus, Shapps's suggestion that the 878,300 were pre-existing claimants, who would rather lose their benefits than be exposed as "scroungers", was entirely wrong.

He has some imagination that bloke.

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Not his name this time...........

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/05/grant-shapps-rebuked-uk-statistics-authority-misrepresenting-benefit-figures

Now, Grant Shapps has joined his fellow Conservatives in the data hall of shame. In March, the

He has some imagination that bloke.

He does, and even odder is that his party are not excruciatingly embarrassed by him as Chairman.

Someone who flogged get rich quick schemes on t'internet under an assumed identity, being photographed as such, and made up tesimonials, is now the Chairman of the party of the Prime Minister.

And people wonder why party membership is on a steady downward trend.

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He does, and even odder is that his party are not excruciatingly embarrassed by him as Chairman.

Someone who flogged get rich quick schemes on t'internet under an assumed identity, being photographed as such, and made up tesimonials, is now the Chairman of the party of the Prime Minister.

And people wonder why party membership is on a steady downward trend.

Opportunistic shyster!

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Doesn't really matter, none of these guys run anything.

Even the name Grant Shapps is probably made up and is probably an anagram or something.

The elites really will have to hire better actors. The mask is really starting to slip.

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Not his name this time...........

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/05/grant-shapps-rebuked-uk-statistics-authority-misrepresenting-benefit-figures

Now, Grant Shapps has joined his fellow Conservatives in the data hall of shame. In March, the

He has some imagination that bloke.

it depends on how you define "claimant".

you might define claimant as a new applicant applying to receive incapacity benefit.

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Doesn't really matter, none of these guys run anything.

Even the name Grant Shapps is probably made up and is probably an anagram or something.

The elites really will have to hire better actors. The mask is really starting to slip.

While munching my midday roll and marge (God, I know how to live!) I put Grant Shapps into an anagram generator.

"Graphs Pants" was its best effort.

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