Whatever the Queen says, this parliament’s all about Europe

No one will blame you if you’ve forgotten it, but there was a Queen’s speech, outlining the upcoming programme of the UK government, in 2003 too. There were some things in it that would have a lasting impact, like the introduction of civil partnerships for same sex couples, preparing the ground for eventual equal marriage. And there were proposals that came to nothing. Her Majesty promised a “national identity cards scheme”, that would later be dropped, and amusing to recall, said that “A draft bill will be published to enable a referendum to be held on the adoption of the single currency subject to the government’s five economic tests being met”.

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Post-truth politicians such as Donald Trump and Boris Johnson are no joke

In this era of post-truth politics, an unhesitating liar can be king. The more brazen his dishonesty, the less he minds being caught with his pants on fire, the more he can prosper. And those pedants still hung up on facts and evidence and all that boring stuff are left for dust, their boots barely laced while the lie has spread halfway around the world.

Published by: The Guardian

Post-truth politicians such as Donald Trump and Boris Johnson are no joke

In this era of post-truth politics, an unhesitating liar can be king. The more brazen his dishonesty, the less he minds being caught with his pants on fire, the more he can prosper. And those pedants still hung up on facts and evidence and all that boring stuff are left for dust, their boots barely laced while the lie has spread halfway around the world.

Published by: The Guardian

Post-truth politicians such as Donald Trump and Boris Johnson are no joke

In this era of post-truth politics, an unhesitating liar can be king. The more brazen his dishonesty, the less he minds being caught with his pants on fire, the more he can prosper. And those pedants still hung up on facts and evidence and all that boring stuff are left for dust, their boots barely laced while the lie has spread halfway around the world.

Published by: The Guardian