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What happens when a politician lies?

August 2, 2019 0 Comments
What happens when a politician lies?

A few years ago, the answer to that question would have been obvious.  If the lie came to light, and was serious enough, he or she would have been in grave trouble – and might even have had to resign.  Today the answer would be – precisely nothing.  This is so common that almost nobody […]

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Brexit: a Martian sends a postcard home

March 7, 2016 3 Comments
Brexit: a Martian sends a postcard home

My dearest brothers and sisters, It is two years since you did me the honour of despatching me on a voyage across the solar seas to inspect what the Britons call their ‘mother of parliaments’. I must own that, reviewing my previous report to you, I cannot absolve myself of an embarrassing naïveté about this […]

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