Anything to distract the masses
from a wealthy-supporting agenda hiding behind economic falacies.
I guess the message that juxtaposes:
A) Cutting benefits will make those scroungers go and get work
B) Unemployment is up again
is something of a hard sell; even the slowest of folk start to notice when these are the back-back statements from the government.
So what do we get?
Murray won the tennis, yippee.
The olympics might have had a cyber attack, oohhh scary [but it didn't coz we keep you safe].
And talking of keepinbg you safe we got rid of that nasty Q'tada, and you should in no way worry that out ability to arrest someone we gave assylum too (despite the fact they have committed no crime in the UK) and then hold him until we can establish a brand new treaty with the nation he was granted assylum from will be used in anyway to remove anyone else who doesn't get onboard with our grand design for the future*
*btw, this future is essentially in turning the UK into a tax haven for the Uber-rich and telling the population its their fault if they are broke becuase the economy appears to be booming; it's just too bat that no one who actually lives in the UK will be able to access any of the wealth the country will be built on.