From Profumo to Trump, this is fun and funny whistle-stop tour of the porkies told by the political elite.
Do politicians lie more than they used to? And do we even want them to tell the truth?
From the Profumo affair to Blair’s WMDs to Boris Johnson’s £350 million for the NHS. Covering lesser known whoppers, infamous lies from foreign shores (‘I did not have sexual relations with that woman’), and some of the resolute untruths from Donald Trump’s explosive presidential campaign, this is the quintessential guide to dishonesty from our leaders.
In a history full of wit and political acumen, Private Eye journalist Adam Macqueen dissects the stories of the biggest political lies of the last half century.