In the 2010 Election, the ‘Conservative Party’ generated a ‘liar flyer’, making a claim that required such a precise set of circumstances, and such a bizarre ‘reading’, as to fail any test to truth:
“THE CONSERVATIVES MUST WIN HERE STOP ANOTHER 5 YEARS OF GORDON BROWN”
I maintain that it contravenes section 115 of the Representation of the People Act, being a false instrument intent on undue influence of voters (in at least 16 constituencies).
My enquiries have shown that not one official body is configured to address the matter. Had money been involved, it could have been different. I am driven to the conclusion the Westminster is a defended citadel, with ramparts of jelly and obfuscation, that is supremely relaxed about political lying (defamation – Section 106 – apart).
It is all so British – but not the Britishness we reserve the right to bomb into Johnnie Foreigner.