The Professors passion for "The Science of Deceit" started here...

Employed by the Ministry (in a covert capacity) to help introduce the law ending dishonest politics, you can see his hand all over the posts of past.

Current political circumstances have forced him to reveal himself and as we speak, MPs are signing up to re-introduce The Elected Representatives (Prohibition of Deception) Bill for debate with over 80,000 voters supporting them.

Posts before Jan '08 are purely for the record (with hindsight they make fascinating reading). Posts after May 13th mark the Professor's return.

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Monday, March 05, 2007

MPs and the Ministry of Truth

Doing the rounds in search of an MP to support and propose the Misrepresentation of the People Act has got us on first name terms with the staff on reception at 1 Parliament St/Portcullis House ("Hi" to Gary & co) but so far it's hard to tell if it's got us much else.

Suprisingly few, "Get out of my office you time-wasters !", though there have been a couple - we'll be bringing you the highlights (once we've run it by the lawyers).

To date, most seem sane, rational, charming and dedicated individuals who've never really contemplated (conveniently or otherwise) the fact that there's no law enabling us to hold our elected representatives to account for misrepresenting facts/making misleading statements etc. in the same way we can with most companies, businesses and individuals.

However, "sounds interesting" is a far cry from a commitment - and a whole lot faster off the tongue when you're staring into a camera.

Time to remind ourselves of what former MP Martin Bell had to say...


  1. What a nice man : )

  2. How many MPs have you approached so far?

  3. haha, is there a big black car which follows you everywhere?

  4. Bet you'll get plenty of "what a good idea" etc. then fuck all happening.

  5. This is possibly the most ridiculous quest I have ever come across. The notion that our MPs are running around, lying left right and centre is just as naive as the nonsense you call an Act.

    Suggest you get back to school, or better still the playground.

  6. Call me naive at least I'm not a twat5 Mar 2007, 20:23:00

    Don't think anyone said our MP's are "running around left right and centre" - just that there's no legal action the electorate can take even though MPs are OUR elected representatives.

  7. Adult my arse. The sooner your "generation" gets it, the better. Assuming your senility hasn't allowed you to forget the 60's - what seemed to be radical stuff then is considered old hat now. Times have changed. The electorate's grown up, the information we have at our fingertips is unprecedented. If our government genuinely want the legitimacy of the people they're gonna have to get used to the idea that the gap between our knowledge and their accountability is ever-widening. In the short term, given we have no written constitution - a law like the Misrepresentation of the People Act is exactly what's needed. Failure to act will lead to a serious deficit in the legitimacy of our government and a whole host of ramifications - especially when it comes to international law//foreign policy// etc..

  8. Give the poor guy a break - their generation can’t help being too senile to understand why we need this law. 1.7 million people in the UK have dementia, it could happen to you one day! ; )