Graph shows sheer scale of Hunt’s mental health ‘slip’ – second in two months

Every time this man opens his mouth, a lie flies out!

The SKWAWKBOX

As the SKWAWKBOX covered yesterday, Jeremy Hunt had to admit that he had given false information to Parliament when he claimed there were 30,000 more mental health professionals under the Tories than there were under the last Labour government. Hunt had stated a figure for all NHS professionals, not mental health professionals.

What most people might not have appreciated is the sheer scale of the ‘fake news’ that Hunt told MPs. Here’s a handy graph created by a SKWAWKBOX reader, with Hunt’s claim on the left – and the reality on the right:

hunt mh graphHunt’s claim of 30,000 was exaggerated by a staggering forty-three times compared to the real figure of just 692 – fewer than a hundred a year since the Tories entered government in 2010.

Theresa May trumpeted the Tories’ supposed achievement in ‘parity of esteem for mental health’ in today’s Prime Minister’s Questions.

Right.

Even more astonishingly, this…

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