Correction, Mr Osborne

“What I reject is the totally hyperbolic BBC coverage on spending cuts. I had all that when I was interviewed four years ago and has the world fallen in? No it has not.” (Guardian, 4 December, 2014)

No, Mr Osborne, your world—the world of a multi-millionaire Bullingdon Club inheritee—has not fallen in. The one million people who rely on food banks to survive might, perhaps, disagree with you.

A masterclass in leading questions

We received in the post today a mailshot from our local prospective Conservative candidate, Ben Howlett. Ben wants to know our opinion on some matters, and posed some multiple choice questions to help him understand public opinion. My brother, who might know a thing or two about putting together a survey, has done a rather nice little analysis of it which you can see here.