Saturday, April 24, 2010

Anything you say will be taken down...

Misconstrued, misunderstood, distorted and twisted beyond credibility.. and then used against you.

In this case I am talking about what David Cameron said in the Paxman interview for Panorama today, what Michael Crick said about it, and indeed what the press in the North East and Northern Ireland have said about it.

What David Cameron actually said was that the public sector was too large a part of the economies of several parts of the UK (In Northern Ireland the public sector accounts for 68% of GDP and in the North East 63%) and so the solution is to increase the size of the private sector. Obvious really.

However this has been turned on its head into swinging cuts in both areas. This is not what he said, meant or intended. It is a clear distortion.


manwiddicombe said...

As any fule kno .....

The only way to adjust the ratio of two things is to reduce the larger one not increase the smaller one to bring them closer to balance.


I can't wait to read the Mirror headline in the morning!

Anonymous said...

That is how I saw the interview too, I couldn't believe my ears when I heard Crick's interpretation of what Cameron said which was actually true that some areas are far too dependent on State jobs and would be better with a bigger private sector which actually makes money instead of spending it. I would have complained but what is the point as it would only be ignored, it really is high time the BBC was broken up and held to account for blatant bias.