When dealing with the BBC, it is often not what they tell you, but what they choose NOT to tell you. Just consider this one, flagged up by B-BBC contributor Alan.
“I heard the BBC reporting on the loss of jobs at two dairies this morning…what I didn’t hear was this:
‘One million jobs for young people lost since 2007 as Labour is accused of hiding scale of unemployment on its watch’
The BBC has been attacking the Coalition for youth unemployment being over 1 million…telling us this was now a ‘lost generation’ due to Coalition policies…..
However some time back Guido revealed this ( http://order-order.com/2011/11/23/guido-fact-check-ed-misled/ ):
‘It seems Ed Miliband misled the House when he said that “under 13 years of a Labour Government, youth unemployment never reached 1 million…” The Department of Education statistics for young people not in employment, education, or training show that the number of young people who were unemployed under Labour hovered below a million all through 2008/09. However you can guess what happened in the third quarter of 2009 – the number of young unemployed hit 1,074,000, when the Work and Pensions Secretary was one Yvette Cooper. An apology to the House is the usual form…’