Click here to read a news report dated 13 May, 2019, which includes a video clip of a Scotsman, member of a BBC TV audience, pointing out that the one million plus Scots who voted to leave the EU are being “airbrushed” out of the debate. He notes that more Scots voted to leave the EU than voted for the SNP in the last General Election. In fact, at least a third of the Scottish population didn’t vote at all, so the 62% figure bandied about represents only that proportion of the population who bothered to vote. Yet, we hear the mantra “Scotland voted to remain” trotted out week after week in the Westminster Parliament by SNP MPs, and “Scotland won’t be dragged out of the EU against our will” – “dragged” a clever vocable, repeated over and over again, to give the impression of oppression.
This is dishonest in the extreme. Still, how many Catholics think nothing of voting for dishonest politicians, since, they would argue, “everybody lies”… Or, at the very least, “all politicians lie”.
Is that true? DOES “everybody lie” … DO all politicians lie? And, if so, what can be done about it? Do priests need to preach more about the basics among the Ten Commandments, to drive home the gravity of lying? And surely – even if you are a Scot who voted to remain in the EU – surely you disapprove of the way, for three years now, the “remain” politicians in Scotland have perpetuated the falsehood that “Scotland voted to remain” … or maybe not – share your thoughts!