It seems that Iain Duncan Smith is to be questioned over his misuse of statistics, not content with declaring he could live on £53 a week he then proceeded to falsely claim that 8,000 people had moved into work as a result of the introduction of the benefit cap.
The New Statesman piece in the original link begins;
'With deceptively little fanfare'
That says it all really. There was little fanfare because the way politicians use numbers is regularly wrong either through ignorance or a deliberate attempt to manipulate the debate.
These days, anyone with a computer has a pretty good chance of getting to the raw data with a little effort. If a politician says something that sounds surprising take the time to look deeper. If more people did that it would, in time, lead to politicians being more careful about how they use numbers.
When the government announced how many private sector jobs had been created, the figure looked high. A little effort soon showed that it included former public sector jobs that have been outsourced or reclassified. If yesterday you were a civil servant and today your department has become a pseudo-independent agency you are in a newly created private sector job.