It doesn’t add up
Just occasionally the TUC has got some stats wrong, but hardly any one ever notices. Indeed I did a quick bit of mental arithmetic the other day and underestimated some job loss figures. This one was spotted by a journalist, but that’s rare.
Whether this is because we are right most of the time (at least when we do sums) and people take our word for it – or whether they simply lack the numeracy is an open question.