Not fake news, just simply lies.
As the SKWAWKBOX showed last night, if the Tories ever had any qualms about creating and spreading fake news, the growing panic in CCHQ about the popularity – and even media welcome – for Labour’s manifesto vaporised them in an instant.
Philip Hammond has been called out – in person – by John Humphrys of Radio 4 for claiming Labour’s spending plans don’t balance (they do) when the Tories calculate their spending in exactly the same way – and that they’d borrow to fund their plans. Here’s Hammond admitting it explicitly after Humphrys challenges him:
Similarly, while some other BBC ‘journalists’ were content to parrot Tory propaganda, Sky’s analysts agreed that Labour’s spending plans were fully costed – and Sky News hosts were ready to say so forcefully.
But that hasn’t stopped Hammond from propagating the lie.
The SKWAWKBOX has obtained a copy of an email sent out today…
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