Yesterday I asked if you thought our campaign for The Truth & Statistics was worth it; overwhelmingly you all share our need for truth, and for this I THANK YOU and am pleased to report the sharing of the post resulted in another 200 signatures; today I’m picking up on the comments and you advice offered and setting out the current tags, possible promotional ideas etc for our campaign.
Our second petition reads-
The House of Commons – Stop Ministers Spinning Statistics Enforce the Recommendations of W&P Select of Use of DWP Statistics.
We demand The House accepts these Recommendation and Ensures Minsters and others present statistics in a way that is fair, accurate and “unspun”.
We are using Stop MPs Spinning Stats in all our posts/tweets/shares and #ImpeachDWP & #NOWPetition
|Dame Anne Begg (Chair)||Labour|
|Anne Marie Morris||Conservative|
|Mr Mike Thornton||Liberal Democrat|
|Dame Angela Watkinson||Conservative|
MPs who supported the 1st petition included John McDonnell & Michael Meacher; I’m sure there were others but…time has done its usual job on my memory, if you are in contact with any MPs you feel may support us please tell them about it.
Roswynne Jones of the Mirror has from the start supported this campaign and I’m sure will cover the struggle soon; again as with the Politicians it you have contacts for any journalists – press or TV/Radio please contact them; should you, or indeed they, wish to speak to either myself or Debbie let us know in comments, Tweet @JayneLinney @DebbieSayers or via the same names on Facebook; we’d Love to hear from you.
It is Vital we don’t forget the reasons MP Misuse stats – they are using the spun data as a form of social control applying psychological coercion to as Friedli says ‘formulate and gain consent for the current regime of welfare reform”. They do this without underpinning knowledge nor without concern for the real damage this causes to the mental health of the people they purport to serve.
The question now is – if We don’t Fight Back, Who will?
Please Continue Sharing, making contact – Together We Can Achieve Positive Change xx
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Part two of the Truth and Stats campaign petition 2 blog… Dxxx
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Mike – Thanks you as always xx
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Thanks Sean as always xx
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Much appreciated xx
I like your style & approach of people fighting back against the liar , cheat & psychopath IDS .
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Much appreciated – In Unity xx
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Many Thanks In Unityxx
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If were going to get the opportunity to tackle IDS and his department lets not pussy foot about like at that first hearing. All the wrong questions were asked and he dictated from the off, it was a real let down and probably why the take up as been so slow this time.
We have to ask the right questions and get him in a corner and not let him weazle his way out. I suggest that we need an experienced big hitter like John Mann, IDS wont get away with dismissing things with him like he did the first time around.
Is it possible to co-op him on to the commitee??????????
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Thanks as always xx
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The manipulation of statistics has been an instrument of Tory policy since Thatcher, as far as I can remember. Now its pernicious influence is endemic, particularly in the way the government has repeatedly lied to support IDS welfare cuts. Stopping it is a vitally important issue. It isn’t just Jayne and a small number of other bloggers, who’ve noticed it. Guy Standing also demands an end to it in his ‘A Precariat Charter’. Political writers, observers and commenters around Britain are becoming extremely concerned about this, though this is no reason for complacency. It needs to be stopped, now, before even more of the poor and disabled are left without food and homes.
Thanks Beast – Together we Will get the word out xxx
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