Yesterday Ed botched his figures, today he’s botched his sums. During his comfort zone PMQs on the NHS, Miliband bleated:
“Let me give him the figures for his target: before his reorganisation, the number of people waiting more than four hours was 353,000. After his reorganisation, that has risen to 939,000, an increase of 300%. Is that better or worse?”
A Guido co-conspirator points out that 939,000 is, to be precise, 266% of 353,000.
That is not a 266% increase though, it’s an increase of 166%, which is 134% points away from 300%.
Even when they’re ignoring the economy, Labour still can’t get their sums right…