The Johnson government’s lies are blatant! Why are ministers getting away with this?

Liar: Rishi Sunak.

Today on BBC Breakfast, Tory Chancellor Rishi Sunak lied blatantly that poverty has fallen as a result of government policy.

Here’s Peter Stefanovic to put the record straight:

And the BBC team should have known it.

If they knew Sunak was going to come onto their show and talk about poverty, then they should have done the modicum of basic research required to unearth the figures Peter quoted – and then they should have countered Sunak with the facts.

But they didn’t.

No wonder Peter is so determined to get his other video – you know, the one that shows Boris Johnson lying repeatedly to Parliament; the one that should have had Johnson kicked out of Parliament altogether – shown on BBC Breakfast and the other BBC News outlets:

Meanwhile, Johnson lies and lies again:

And a fat lot of good it will do, appealing to Commons Speaker Lyndsay Hoyle.

Only yesterday, there was an appeal to Hoyle to get Johnson to apologise for misleading MPs – and he just brushed it off.

Here’s Sammy Wilson explaining what happened. Johnson walked out of the Commons while he was speaking:

Hoyle’s response was:

“The Prime Minister and the Minister will have heard the right hon. Gentleman’s comments. If the Prime Minister believes his answer requires a correction, there are processes by which one can make that happen, although he may take a different Toggle showing location of view from the right hon. Member about the facts of the case. In any event, the right hon. Member has put his point on the record, and I am sure he will find other ways of pursuing it. I do not think this is the end of the matter for now, but it is just for this moment.”

In other words: “Shut up.”

That’s Hoyle’s attitude to everything done by Johnson and his government; he bends over and takes it.

And that’s why the rest of us – especially those supine pseudo-journalists at BBC News – need to raise our game and challenge them on their lies wherever and whenever they happen.

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2 thoughts on “The Johnson government’s lies are blatant! Why are ministers getting away with this?

  1. Hecuba

    And another lying crooked fascist tory isn’t challenged by the BBC because this institution is now owned and controlled by the fascist tories!

    Goodbye BBC and welcome Fascist Tory Propaganda Outlet!

  2. El Dee

    I’ve noticed that the printed press and TV news are extremely poor at fact checking both is stories and pieces that they run and also when interviewing. They seem to be poorly prepared and only wishing to pass on what they’ve been told without checking that it is true. The only exception I’ve seen is the recent evisceration of a Tory MP (whose name escapes me) by Krishnan Guru-Murthy the other night when he called him out, after catching him red-handed, for ‘making it all up’ The MP had quoted lots of figures but was caught out and could not quote where he’d gotten them from either – they were deliberate lies. Under normal circumstances from any other news programme he’d have gotten away with this unchallenged – this rarity of competent journalism looks like award winning journalism when put up against the pathetic press elsewhere.

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