Civil servants at the Treasury have now dismissed the 3 million jobs claim by arguing the methodology was 10 years old and imprecise, rendering its conclusions entirely inaccurate. In fact, the myth is based entirely on a 1999 report by the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR) that 3.2 million jobs were “associated” with exports to goods and services to the EU.
There’s simply no good economic reason for us to be in the EU, not when it prevents us from trading with the world as a whole. The National Institute for Economic and Social Research was a leftwing thinktank anyway which supported uncontrolled immigration as well. Tax Research UK was another.
The left is very good at this – setting up independent sounding organizations which do their job in providing stats and then they can fold, having done their job, to spring up later under some other name. The egregious Total Information Awareness is another.
Delve further under the rock and out crawl organizations such as Demos and probe them and find people like Mulgan, ex-Marxist, if there is such a thing as ex. Look at Blair’s Euston Manifesto and the Mark of the Beast is all over it.
Trouble is, other names pop up too, e.g. Chatham House and Tavistock and these have not been seen as left wing by many so perhaps new definitions are in order. The one I applied – Them – doesn’t quite cut the mustard in describing this sprawling shadow power.
Another problem is – people won’t delve, either because they are on that side of politics whose stats they wish to use or they’re too busy/lazy. Yet they’ll expect us to accept stats at face value.