How politicians tell lies
STORIES ARE EFFECTIVE VEHICLES FOR SPREADING LIKEABLE FALSEHOODS. NO WONDER DONALD TRUMP VALUED THEM.
We used to expect our politicians to tell us truths, and to uphold the highest standards of public morality. Saying so today sounds naive. Donald Trump in the USA and Boris Johnson in the UK lie to us sytematically and unapologetically. In his book The Art of Political Storytelling Philip Seargeant explains how they do it.