The YouGov poll for yesterday’s Sunday Times included this ridiculous question:
Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?
The government could save billions of pounds by eliminating unnecessary “non-jobs” in the public sector.
Don’t know 9
Can you imagine a more loaded phrase than “unnecessary ‘non-jobs’ in the public sector”? I’m amazed that even 6 per cent disagreed. I mean, they might as well have asked people: “Do you agree with the state paying people to do nothing?” It would have elicited the same response.