Make lying in Politics illegal

Make lying in Politics illegal

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Adrian Harmer started this petition to Politician and

Plaid Cymru leader, Adam Price, recently published a new draft law which would make lying by politicians a criminal offence.

After what happened with the lies that were propagated during the election at end of last year, the draft law proposed by Mr Price is an eminently sensible and necessary piece of proposed legislation to avoid blatant lies being used to further sway public perception on complicated issues and reducing them to sound bite politics.

To quote Mr Price:

“People have lost faith in our politics, and we have a duty to restore it before it’s too late. It’s depressing that it has come to this, but if we need a law to stop politicians from lying then that is what should be in place.

“I proposed a similar draft law over ten years ago, when the lies that lead to the dreadful Iraq war were surfacing. Our politics, once again, faces a crisis of confidence thanks to the fake news, fake views and fake figures that have been peddled, particularly by the main two Westminster parties.

“Honesty is the most important currency in politics. We have to restore it, before we bankrupt our whole society.”

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