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Lies, groceries and feminist statistics

9 March 2019

9:00 AM

9 March 2019

9:00 AM

Successful politics is impossible without lies. Politicians know being truthful doesn’t work. Voters, for all their claims about wanting honest politics, vote for the side they like, or the lies they like, rather than for politicians who tell the truth. They prefer simple untruths to sophisticated reality. Donald Trump is criticised for telling lies, but all politicians lie, and he’s no better or worse than other politicians.

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