The Standard are a bizarre lot, frequently posting graphs showing how well Labour is doing, but in reality showing that Labour continued a winning trend.
Today’s graph is “Crime”. Read the following carefully:
“Crime fell 1% in the last year from 1025 recorded crimes per 10,000 people to 1014. This is part of a pattern that has continued since National was booted from power and living conditions for the poor started to improve.”
Note this phrase in particular:
“a pattern that has continued since National was booted from power and living conditions for the poor”
So they admit the pattern continued, but launch without so much as taking a breath into an attack on those who started it.
Now that’s spin!
One is left wondering why they don’t find something that people are concerned about that Labour improved that National did not. I suppose we can take their inability to find such data as an admission that National actually did a pretty good job.