Bit of a rant but hard to disagree. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml;jsessionid=TGFAJ3XVLV253QFIQMGSFFOAVCBQWIV0?xml=/opinion/2007/10/26/do2602.xml e.g "When it comes to misleading, Brown is the boss. He is Marvo the Misleader, the Daddy of Dissemblance. Where others employ fake magic, Gordon's trickery is real: successes appear from nowhere; failures vanish. If misleading were ever to become an Olympic sport, Brown would win more gold medals than Mark Spitz. For him, statistics are not facts; they're the perquisites of office. Numbers don't matter; it's the message that counts." "Whether it's on crime, education, taxation, truancy, health, child poverty, public finances, economic growth rates, domestic elections, the European treaty (aka constitution) or the most obscene distortion of all, weapons of mass destruction, almost nothing we are told seems to bear scrutiny. When examined closely, time and again, there are omissions and distortions, fudge and mudge. Veracity exists, but only as a theoretical concept nowhere more so than in the emotionally charged debate on immigration."