People want to know that the Tories have borrowed more than Labour – because the press does not say so

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Some blog posts get a life of their own it seems. This one has:


This is that post's sharing data:


It's doing the rounds on Facebook again right now. But that's not really surprising. This is what the data shows:

The Conservatives have borrowed more in total and on average than Labour whether in original or current prices.

And Labour has a better record on debt repayment.

And this is true even when the years impacted by the 2008 crisis are taken out of account.

But Labour never says that.

And so neither does the media.