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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Friday, March 02, 2007

Quote of the Week

"The trouble about a political culture that tolerates and promotes figures like Mandelson and MacShane is it sends out a message that lying is acceptable. Civil servants and others take their lead from ministers and do the same."
Peter Oborne
The Rise of Political Lying 2005 (P. 84)

"Never put anything on paper, my boy, and never trust a man with a small black moustache."
P.G. Wodehouse

UPDATE : “The rock on which [partnership between people and Government] is founded is trust and without openness and transparency in our dealings with the British people there will be no trust.”
Peter Mandelson
The Times, November 20, 1997


  1. Mandy's so pretty

  2. Tony the Hairdresser2 Mar 2007, 15:20:00

    Is it me or is Mandy playing pocket billiards with his left hand ?

  3. There's something in the facial hair thing. Old saying in the city//never trust a man with facial hair//

  4. If only ministers took their lead from civil servants, just like the good old days - bring back Yes Minister! ; )