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Would I Lie To You?
Posted Wednesday, 17 June 2009 at 13:45


During PMQs Lee Scott asked the Prime Minister if the Government had received any informal briefings from Damian McBride – the Prime Minister answered, very specifically “I have not received any briefings”.


That’s right, that’s not what he was asked. So, that'll be a yes then.

Pete B said:
Responded: Wednesday, 17 June 2009
No politician is ever going to answer a question like that any more specifically than Brown did. He can't possibly know what every member of staff at Downing Street and every minister has done during their spare time and so he simply has to speak only for himself.
Anonymous said:
Responded: Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Pete B - He is the Prime MInister for fu**s sake! If he is only going to answer questions for himslf, put him on the back benches. G
Peter - Toronto said:
Responded: Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Pete B - Don't you reealise that the Prime Minister's inability to answer any question directly is what brings so much discredit on him and his party. 21st century politics is not aboout dividing lines on every issue and careful use of words/distortion; something the Prime Minister has failed to understand and something for which the electorate will punish both hime and his party.
Pete B said:
Responded: Wednesday, 17 June 2009
The PM's lack of direct answers is a problem, but it is ridiculous to expect him to answer a question directly when he couldn't possibly be sure that he knows the answer. Interpreting his answer as meaning 'yes' is a bit of a stretch too. Precisely why does it mean 'yes'? There is plenty to criticise the government for, but this just isn't it. This is just more of the tittle-tattle Punch and Judy politics Draper was guilty of. Frankly, I don't care who is speaking to Derek Draper. I want to know what the different parties are going to do to sort out the recession, to minimise public sector cuts and to keep the country safe. Derek Draper has no baring on any of this.
Rob said:
Responded: Wednesday, 17 June 2009
All he had to say was 'No, not to my knowledge he hasn't. And I would be very disappointed if any member of the government has.' and the problem would be solved. But that's not the way he thinks. His entire public persona is based around his spinning of deceits. I wrote a blog piece of the different types of lie and Gordon's mastery of most of them. You can read it here.
Andrew F said:
Responded: Wednesday, 17 June 2009
It's more likely to be a, "I haven't. I'm hardly likely to know if anyone else in government has."
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