Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Lies, damned lies and...the Daily Telegraph

So The Fawcett Society conducted a survery of all 3 main parties and all of their PPCs in every constituency in the UK on issues affecting women eg, gender pay gap, rape counselling services, childcare etc.  They report their finding unambigusously here

The Telegraph's report on the survey is here .

To save you the bother of searching through, BM will summarise.  Whereas, Labour and Lib Dem candidates who responded supported the Fawcett Society's agenda in the following numbers Labour 23.1 and LibDems 19.9, only 2.6% of the Conservative Party candidates agreed.

 So the Telegraph's headline is

" Just 17pc of election candidates support action on gender equality, survey shows"

Do you see what they've done there?   2.6% doesn't read so good does it, so let's just average out the 3 numbers...sneaky, huh ?  Not that they're biased or anything...

1 comment:

  1. I've given up trying to get the truth from that particular broadsheet.