Conservatives miss the point

The Conservatives have been criticised for wrongly reporting the rate of teenage pregnancies in the most deprived areas of the country in an attack document aimed at the Labour Party.

In a cheap attempt to win traditional Labour votes, the Tories produced an attack document on Labour’s failings on poor families and said that the teenage pregnancy rate in the most deprived areas of Britain was a staggering 54%. In fact the correct figure is 5.4%. A Conservative spokesperson has responded and put the error down to a decimal point. How can a Party that fails to understand decimal points be trusted on running the economy. It also shows the Conservative’s knowledge of Britain’s deprived areas by not noticing the error on the document en route to publication.

The teen pregnancy rate has actually fallen by 6% since 1997.

Guardian article – LINK


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