Flashback: Talking of Leaflet Lies…

It was the lies spread via his election communications that has likely ended the career of Phil Woolas. However this case has opened up an entire can of worms of just how honest candidates and Members have been on their leaflets. Remember when Chris Huhne left his wife for a staffer? Well just months before he was telling his constituents he was quite the family man. He reminisced on his marriage and promoted an image to the voters that simply wasn’t true:

There should not be a line when it comes to making things up…

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Writing in this week’s Spectator Diary, the former Chancellor and Evening Standard editor attempted to encapsulate how Boris operates…

“My children have the measure of our prime minister. A couple of years ago, my son and I went for a lovely Sunday lunch at his house in Oxfordshire — where he has a Kalashnikov mounted on the wall. Boris suggested we play a game. A tug of war, but with a difference. The rope is tied around your waist and the contest takes place across a swimming pool. If you lose you end up in the water, fully clothed.

That’s Johnson for you: fun, inventive but ruthless. I suspect his brother Jo had one ducking too many.”


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