Lies, Falsehoods and Misrepresentations from Boris Johnson to Rishi Sunak

‎”A single mother on the National Living Wage, with two children, who’s renting, will actually be £1,600 better off this year compared to last year because of these cumulative changes.”

Suella Braverman, Attorney General, Question Time

Facts

Full Fact asked Suella Braverman three times for the source of the figure. She did not respond. Dr Miatta Fahnbulleh of the New Economics Foundation disputed Braverman’s statement, saying to her: “When you [tot] up all the measures the government has put in place, families, on average, are still £1,100 worse off. So your numbers are literally made up.”

Verdict

Suella Braverman has never explained how she came up with the figure of £1,600. Independent fact-checking organisation Full Fact contacted her to request a correction. She did not respond.

We emailed Suella Braverman’s office offering her the chance to respond. The email was received, but no reply.

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