ITV’s political editor, Robert Peston, this week pointed to some spreadsheets produced by the Office for National Statistics which, he said, raised troubling questions about government policy during the pandemic, including whether the second lockdown was necessary or not to get infections under control.
The headline of his piece on the ITV website referred to “false data”.
The Daily Telegraph took up the theme on Wednesday with a story, based on the same spreadsheets, headlined with “Pre-lockdown spike did not exist, data shows”.
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