The BBC was reflecting on the vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson's leadership

THE Scottish Tories and LibDems have hit headlines for their rather skewed approach to bar graphs – so, in the interests of consistency, we must report that the BBC has fallen victim to the same affliction.

On bar graphs, the Scottish Tories have a habit of drawing themselves much closer to the SNP than Labour, despite the numbers absolutely not showing that this is the case. 

In their heads, an 8.3% difference seems to look near identical to a 1.5% gap.

The BBC was reflecting on the vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson's leadership

And some wonder why people don't trust politicians?

People don't trust the BBC either, but we suspect their error was a little more innocent – unless someone has an extreme grudge against John Major.

The licence-fee-funded corporation was looking ahead to what might be next for Boris Johnson after his Pyrrhic victory in a no-confidence vote.

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A bar graph was included in the article comparing previous Tory leader confidence votes.

Pollster Mark McGeoghegan noticed that not all was as it should be. He tweeted: "Pro-tip, @BBCNews - 63% is not, in fact, larger than 66%."

Indeed, according to the BBC, John Major's 66% fell short of Theresa May's 63%. This is not, in fact, how numbers work.

It's not the first time the BBC has had difficulty with numbers this week.

The Question Time panel has five conservatives – and that's supposedly balanced...