It’s spin season: a note from the Editor

Can you give just £2 a week to help us push back against Tory spin?

Comrades,

The Tories have shown their strategy – spin. They are skewing data and with the General Election approaching it’s all to play for. Will we let the Tories fool people into voting for them, or will we try to stop them?

Someone needs to stand up to Tory spin doctors – and Left Foot Forward is gearing up to do just that.

We have already demonstrated that we can make limited resources go far. We’ve challenged the coalition government’s benefit cuts and held them to account for the privatisation of the Royal Mail (important to me personally as a former postman).

The government and the right-wing press have even spun immigration facts – hoping to use fear to cement their victory in 2015. Left Foot Forward has powerfully pushed back against myths of this sort and has stood up to the right-wing press.

By providing accurate evidence-based analysis of British politics and current affairs, Left Foot Forward has become the UK’s number-one policy blog.

To be ready for the spin the Tories are going to throw at us, however, we need your support. We want to expand the topics we cover and devote more time to running campaigns on important issues. We’d like to redesign the site and, most importantly, we want to increase our readership and influence policy debates even more.

We can make sure people aren’t swayed by rhetoric and misinformation, but to do that we need your help.

Can you give just £2 a week to help us push back against Tory spin?

Click here to help out: https://leftfoot.bsd.net/weeklydonate

If all our readers chip in just a small amount we can take on Tory spin together.

Thank you,

James Bloodworth, Editor of Left Foot Forward

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