The autumn statement? We’re well into December and it’s brass monkey weather here at FactCheck towers, but let’s not quibble about the name.
The chancellor, George Osborne, gave the nation the kind of upbeat take on the strength of the recovery designed to warm the cockles of the heart.
Labour says ordinary voters are being left out in the cold, and falling living standards mean it doesn’t feel like a recovery to most people.
As ever, the devil was in the detail and FactCheck was on the hunt for half-truths, lies and spin. (more…)