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:
Unemployment rate is now lower than it was under Gordon Brown @JohnPrescott— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) January 6, 2013
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.
On the day Gordon Brown left office unemployment rate was higher than it is today. These are facts. Spin your readers not me. @johnprescott— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) January 6, 2013
Not to mention that unemployment is thankfully far lower than it was in the 80s and falling…