Earlier this week provisional figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that over 100,000 people entered into civil partnerships between December 2005 and the end of 2011.
The press failed to report that the then Labour Government significantly downgraded its initial projection. By dropping the baseline the new figures are made to look impressive.
They originally estimated in 2003 that as many as 124,000 people could be in civil partnerships by 2010 and 310,000 by 2015. But these estimates were slashed in 2004.
Ooohh surely this couldn't mean that the politicians were being economic with the truth? Again!!
Democracy by manipulation of the facts.