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Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it

Besides, as the vilest Writer has his Readers, so the greatest Liar has his Believers; and it often happens, that if a Lie be believ’d only for an Hour, it has done its Work, and there is no farther occasion for it. Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it; so that when Men come to be undeceiv’d, it is too late; the Jest is over, and the Tale has had its Effect…

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Votes in Porridge

Yesterday during Justice Questions, my colleague James Gray (North Wiltshire) asked a vital question regarding votes for prisoners, which resonates through notions of national sovereignty, natural rights versus conferred rights, and the principle of incarceration. What was of particular concern was the Justice Secretary’s response: Prisoners given the right to vote […]

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