Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Fake charity, fake figures


ASH, the fake charity, has conspired to produce a set of fake figures that 'prove' the smoking ban has cut heart attack rates. Um, to a point, Lord Copper ...


The Englishman has the low-down and links.

ASH received just £14,975 in public donations and legacies last year. Under the Fake Charities Rule (see below) its public sector grant aid would be capped at £14,974. This might even improve the quality of the rubbish they publish.

4 comments:

TheBigYin said...

This is just the best post to wake up to this morning. When I've showered and woken up I'll give it my full attention. I do wish they had a "fake charity rule". How does the gov justify taking ASH from nearly 15 thou to over a million? (Not sure about the figures off the top of my head but got the true figures somewhere.)

Dick Puddlecote said...

The Castle took his graph from here which details the full deception taking place in this pile of nonsense.

It really is jaw-dropping that respected people can be so disgustingly mendacious. The BBC should be ashamed of themselves for publishing it unchallenged.

English Pensioner said...

To me the graph indicates that the ban has had no effect. The trend was apparently downwards and merely continued in the same direction. The ban does not appear to have reinforced the trend, indeed the trend seems to be levelling off. Certainly it proves absolutely nothing!

Gordon the Fence Post Tortoise said...

Lies, damned lies - we don't need no steenkin startistiks.