A warm welcome to John Prescott in the Mirror today with his debut column. He presumes to give Michael Gove a history lesson and claims that his government is “taking us back to the 1980s with high unemployment”.
We had a little Twitter spat as a consequence:
Disingenuously comparing the unemployment rate at its best under Brown with its worst under Cameron rather than the 8% rate that it was when Brown was voted out of office.
Not to mention that unemployment is thankfully far lower than it was in the 80s and falling…