General Election 2019 Stat Checks: Week Four

Questionable use of statistics and claims continued in the fourth week.

The fourth week of formal campaigning for the General Election 2019 concluded. There were various claims made by the parties and campaigners.

Tower of assumptions

Claim: Labour are proposing to tax a person with £80,000 earned income a total of £78,000.
Rating: False.
Reasoning: Ryan Bourne (Cato Institute) divided £80bn in proposed new tax revenue by 1.5m (the number of…