End the lies

End the lies

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Compassion in Politics started this petition to UK Parliament

It's time to end the lies.

From party-gate to poverty statistics, lying has become an all-too-common occurrence in our politics.

It doesn't have to be this way.

The problem is that no rules exist to prevent a politician from lying to the public.

A customer can claim compensation if they have been misled by a business but a rogue politician can lie to the electorate with impunity.

For the sake of our democracy, this has to change. 

That is why Compassion in Politics has worked with lawyers to create a new Bill which would require politicians are honest with the public. 

In effect, it would take the rules that already exist to prevent misrepresentation in business and apply them directly to politics.

It would mean that rogue politicians would face consequences for repeatedly lying to the public. It would mean politicians were duty-bound to tell the truth.

Change the rules to change politics.

We cannot undo what has happened in the past but we can learn from it and make changes to the law and to our politics that will prevent it from ever happening again.

Let’s show the Government that this needs to be taken seriously - please sign this petition to end the lies. 

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