We’ve just had a response from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to our article of this morning. The Foundation has confirmed on the record, through its Twitter account, that the deputy leader of Labour in Scotland misrepresented its views on the BBC Radio 5 Live debate yesterday morning. Its reaction is below.
Just to reiterate: our question was “So it’s fair to say he misrepresented your position?”, and the answer was “Yes”. If Mr Sarwar has any decency at all, he’ll offer a public apology to the Foundation, the Scottish Government, and the live and broadcast audiences he lied to yesterday. So we’re not expecting one.
And if we were you, we probably wouldn’t hold our breath waiting for the Scottish media coverage tomorrow either. But let’s hope we’re wrong, eh?