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
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…