Dodgy Numbers From the Treasury

As the news emerges that the ASA is investigating the Home Office’s ‘go home’ van after a few dozen complaints, Guido is sceptical on what grounds it broke any rules. As ASA say on their website:

Political advertising
All complaints of political bias in TV or radio advertising should be made to Ofcom. For reasons of freedom of speech, we do not have remit over non-broadcast ads where the purpose of the ad is to persuade voters in a local, national or international electoral referendum. Complaints about political advertising should be made directly to the party responsible for that advertising.

The true purpose of those ads is a moot point…

Meanwhile over at the Treasury, they seem quite chuffed with their new hunt a tax dodger tool:

Which is odd given the gallery’s own public counter says otherwise:

You would have thought numbers would their strong point…


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The Daily Mirror has heard that at the shadow cabinet meeting, Nick Brown lost his train of thought so John McDonnell handed over a piece of paper to help out.

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