When it comes to spinning numbers, The Stormont Assembly deserved an A star.
Take local unemployment.
Yesterday it rose to a level not seen in the past 12 years. 61,400 are without a job. This figure keeps rising, remorselessly.
What to do? Well, talk about the unemployment rate instead, which has fallen to below that of the UK average! What does that mean – exactly?
Well, nothing other than the fact that fewer people are actually seeking work! That is NOT a good result if you think about it.
For some reason, the media do not pursue these little details. Almost as if they were in collusion with our failed Government.