Tories seize poll lead for being better liars than Labour

You can't see the crossed fingers

You can’t see the crossed fingers

The Conservative Party has been propelled to the top of the opinion poll charts for the first time in three years proving that their lies, or “pledges” in political speak, delivered at this week’s conference were better than those of the Labour Party.

It seems that the Tory lie of tax cuts for all was more convincing than Labour’s promise that they were reformed liars and had learnt their lesson and would never do it again, honest. Or put it another way, David Cameron’s smarm outplayed Ed Miliband’s confusion.

Miliband wasn’t helped by missing out chunks of his speech leaving him unable to put across his full package of lies. Moreover, in his confusion he forgot to introduce himself at when he took to the platform leaving many delegates and half the country baffled as to his identity.

“Of course, this is only the opening salvo of lies,” said BBC’s Political Editor Nick Robinson. “The fibs, half truths and downright deceptions will keep coming in thick and fast as we countdown to next May’s General Election. “

Everyone knows that politicians lie, but why does the electorate continue to get taken in? “It’s because the politician is telling us what we want to hear, even if we don’t quite believe it,” said Robinson.

“Take the example of France,” he continued. “There they were deep in recession and François Hollande tells the French that there is no need for austerity and if they vote for him everyone’s dog will crap ingots of gold. Now look at them.”

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