Official lies

2008-05-20 00:00

Both my grandmothers were Londoners,their lives neatly framed by two world wars. During the second, the authorities persuaded them to give up their pots and pans and other metal domestic items: the story was that they would be used to build planes and tanks. Park railings went the same way.

The aim is to get the public thinking the government’s way (or perhaps not thinking at all) even when fact, logic and plain common sense suggest something very different. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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