... when politicians are lying? Their lips move!
It's an old joke, but during the recent bitterly fought campaigns for and against Britain remaining in the European Union, many so-called honourable members may have inadvertently done their worst to make it true.
My friend Graham Hutton thinks that politicians should be held to the same standards of honesty as company directors - who can be disqualified for five years if caught knowingly misleading the public. If you agree, please sign Graham's e-petition on the UK Parliament web site!
Friday, 15 July 2016
Thursday, 14 July 2016
Monday, 4 July 2016
When the doctrine of allegiance to party can utterly up-end a man's moral constitution and make a temporary fool of him besides, what excuse are you going to offer for preaching it, teaching it, extending it, perpetuating it? Shall you say, the best good of the country demands allegiance to party? Shall you also say it demands that a man kick his truth and his conscience into the gutter, and become a mouthing lunatic, besides?
[from: "Consistency", paper read at the Hartford Monday Evening Club on 5 December 1887. See WikiQuote]