The Ministry of Truth

It’s been a while since I last posted, as I’ve been rather preoccupied with writing a book (more on that at a later date).

In the meantime, here’s something that’s worth a look, discovered last week when I and a couple of pals attended the recording of Mark Thomas‘ new Radio 4 comedy show The Manifesto.

It’s the proposed Elected Representatives (Prohibition of Deception) Bill – a bill that, were it to make it onto the statute books, would make it illegal for politicians to lie. Brilliant stuff!

Unfortunately, it didn’t win the final vote and make it onto the people’s manifesto. Then again, neither did other genius ideas such as pedestrian proficiency tests for London tourists or the introduction of a dedicated tube line for people who want to commit suicide!

All the more reason to visit www.ministry-of-truth.net and add your name to the petition pressing for time to debate the bill in parliament.

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