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Sam McBride

NI caught in Boris Johnson's anarchically unpredictable lies, which are shredding Britain’s global reputation

Sam McBride


Prime Minister’s serial dishonesty has made his words meaningless. Even in the world of politics, this is an especially shabby way to govern

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Boris Johnson during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons yesterday

Boris Johnson during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons yesterday

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Boris Johnson during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons yesterday

Political lies are as old as the practice of politics. Otto von Bismarck, the man who unified Germany, once observed that “people never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election".

But what Boris Johnson has done is to make dishonesty central to his politics in a way which is highly unusual; lies fill the vacuum which ideology would normally occupy.


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