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Why truth and lies matter in Government

Lies will ruin any Government. Let me illustrate. It is well-known that liars need to have a good memory to recall all the lies they have made. Eventually they are caught out by their lies. Similarly, when Government proceeds on promises that are not or cannot be fulfilled or are plain lies, eventually the chickens …

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The truth and “the whole truth”

Last week, the former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond drew attention to "the whole truth" in the oath normally administered in sworn testimony. The Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints (Committee of Inquiry) had invited him to speak to the Inquiry as he had been the victim of a miscarriage of …

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Lies still matter and always will

It seems that in our ungodly society some lies are more tolerable than others.  The resignation of Damian Green is a case in point. Damian Green resigned as First Secretary of State after he was found to have made "inaccurate and misleading" statements about his knowledge that pornography was found on his House of Commons office …

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