Boris Johnson, the front runner to become Britain's next prime minister, must attend court over allegations that he lied to the public during the Brexit referendum campaign, a judge announced on May 29. Photo: AFP
Boris Johnson, the front runner to become Britain's next prime minister, must attend court over allegations that he lied to the public during the Brexit referendum campaign, a judge announced on May 29. Photo: AFP
Paul Letters
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Letters

From Boris Johnson to Donald Trump, leaders who habitually lie win votes by giving people the lies they want

  • The rising political fortunes of Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson – not to mention the US president, all of whom are no stranger to misleading voters – can only be understood as a product of our times