Yesterday's news that the government moves somebody off benefits and into work every three minutes caught my attention for all the wrong reasons.
Like many such stories, the Labour spin machine creates bespoke versions of the media release to suit regional and local press. Frequently, I will receive an email media alert declaring a huge success in Scotland, the same huge success in the North East, the same in the Midlands and so on for each and every region.
My first communication from the Department of Work and Pensions yesterday read:
New Deal helps someone find work every three minutes