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Lars Bussholm

Most Ludicrous Spin Award

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Apparently the number of working days lost to absenteeism fell to its lowest level for twenty years. What it was then was not stated, but now it is 164 million working days, having fallen by 4 million last year.

This prompted Brendan Barber, TUC Chairman to claim that "this smashes the myth that the UK is a nation of shirkers". The fact that he feels able to make such a statement after a paltry 2.5% fall in a number that, for all we know might be 100 times more than any other country's figure, is beyond belief.

Nevertheless it's well up to the usual standard for today. How about a continuing thread for stupid spin. Perhaps there could be an annual award?

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Apparently the number of working days lost to absenteeism fell to its lowest level for twenty years. What it was then was not stated, but now it is 164 million working days, having fallen by 4 million last year.

This prompted Brendan Barber, TUC Chairman to claim that "this smashes the myth that the UK is a nation of shirkers". The fact that he feels able to make such a statement after a paltry 2.5% fall in a number that, for all we know might be 100 times more than any other country's figure, is beyond belief.

Nevertheless it's well up to the usual standard for today. How about a continuing thread for stupid spin. Perhaps there could be an annual award?

Maybe the fact that the average person takes x amount of days of and x/4million is the number of job losses?

Or is that paranoid :)

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  • 301 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



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