Partly, this is down to the TPA being a clearly malign body, and partly because their output of “reports”, press releases, and other copy is riddled with false assumptions, padded out with excessive detail to deter overworked hacks from examining it properly, and backed up with questionable or downright fraudulent figures.
Zelo Street took particular interest in the TPA’s work on welfare reform, which was a thinly veiled attempt to lower the poverty line. The group’s so-called “Research Fellow” has also urged abolition of the minimum wage: this blog’s analysis can be seen HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE (it’s divided into bite-size chunks).
More recently, the TPA’s apparent hypocrisy over the upcoming Royal Wedding was examined HERE and HERE (also featured at Liberal Conspiracy – my thanks, as ever, to Sunny Hundal).
And a variety of dodgy TPA output has been found wanting HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. On this subject, Zelo Street is strictly Blairite: tough on the TPA, and tough on the causes of the TPA.