Friday, 5 December 2008

Telling the Truth

Jeff Randall has written an excellent piece in The Daily Telegraph today, one which I wholeheartedly agree.

He points the finger at disingenuous, evasive politicians, "progressive" infantilisers and, indeed, a public that has begun to expect all this to protect their delusion.

Jeff misses one point. Speaking the truth requires the ability to accept responsibility for that truth. Denial of the truth is IMHO caused by the inability for the Political Classes to do that. Why? Well, they are good for nothing (else) and they know it, so they cling on to their sinecures with all their might. No resignations, no admissions of fault or responsibility, no apologies. If we are lucky we get an expression of "regret".

It is well worth a read. I dare you.

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