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Don’t expect honesty from politicians in election campaign

ANALYSIS: Cabinet rules and Caucus discipline requires ministers and MPs to never be entirely truthful.

NBR political editor Brent Edwards speaks with Jonathan Mitchell.

Brent Edwards Thu, 03 Aug 2023

As we get ever closer to election day expect politicians to spin and spin more often. Or at least obfuscate and skirt around questions.

Some might unkindly say they make lying an art form.

But don’t blame them for that.

It is all our fault for allowing a political system to develop – even under

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