Caroline Lucas has been pointing out the errors of the Prime Minister’s ways saying that she has misled Parliament by denying that her own deal to leave the EU will make us worse off than staying – when her own Chancellor agreed this is exactly so.
The Prime Minister has clearly breached the ministerial code.
Amazingly even Anna Soubry has tweeted under the No More Lies hashtag: Anna Soubry MPVerified account @Anna_Soubry
“Treasury Minister Mel Stride
@Channel4News saying Govt has modelled the so called “deal”. This is NOT true as he said in Parliament today because not only is there no deal – he told us the Political Declaration is so vague it can’t be modelled #NoMoreLies“
and again: Anna Soubry MPVerified account @Anna_Soubry
“Govt made a promise at the despatch box to publish an economic analysis of their so called “deal”. Today they broke that promise and the trust of many Conservative colleagues. The Government is indeed proposing a Blindfolded Brexit tho you can be sure it will make you poorer.”
Whilst Theresa May is no Trump, she lies almost as regularly – as Simon Wren Lewis has pointed out.
Our current Prime Minister is not only a serial liar, she created the hostile environment, the Windrush scandal, the Health Card ‘fraud’ that isn’t and really anything that promotes distrust in the ‘other’.
In doing all that she has been as insidiously and devaluingly dangerous to confidence in UK governance as Trump is in that of the US.
If the government is regularly lying then really we have elected a government that has no regard for its electorate by even considering that they will believe the untruths.
The lack of the electorate’s trust in the government is equally unsurprising when the electorate itself is held in such contempt by its rulers.
Corbyn may not be ideal, but at the very least his heart is in the right place as we see here:
We really do need rid of this dereliction of a government.