She said, “I trust Boris because he’s a liar. It shows he’s human, we all lie, so I trust liars.” Could that sum up why Trump and Boris gained power? The problem with lying is that you dig yourself in deeper with each manipulated truth. Eventually the hole you are in is too slippery to clamber out of. It’s why Boris’s election manifesto seeks to make politicians beyond accountability. He wants them to be able to lie as much as they like and get away with it without recourse.
Every so often a carton sums up a situation better than words and this week I spotted a fantastic one in The Times. It particularly resonated because the day before I’d been talking to a bright young woman who travels the world for work and constantly blushes when Brexit is mentioned. “People laugh at our politicians and I feel ashamed to be British!” Seven horsemen facing backwards as their steeds gallop forwards, each points a loaded pistol at their rivals, but for one who
Many of us face the unpredictable forces instability unleashes upon our once stable lives, but I have always found that opportunities lie around the corner, we just have to be open enough to see them. Yesterday, we stepped off a cliff into the dark. To celebrate, we went out for a pub meal and last thing at night as we lay in bed, we turned to one another. Our smiles were weak, our expressions dazed. We looked about the cosy bedroom, so comforting with the familiar bookcases,