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Flat White

What’s new about politicians calling their opponents liars?

5 November 2021

12:00 PM

5 November 2021

12:00 PM

From Glasgow to Ultimo there is a most convenient confluence of resentment, even hatred. Feeling the heat at home and abroad is Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison.

Humans like to be liked. In politics, it’s especially helpful around election time. Being disliked makes the day job harder and has been known to interrupt normal sleep patterns.

In the cut and thrust of parliamentary debate, members of parliament have for centuries accused each other of telling porkies.

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