Here is a letter, signed by the Prime Minister, to constitutents of Stoke-on-Trent Central—the massively pro-Brexit constituency shortly to have a by-election:
Last week, Stoke’s two other Labour MPs and the Labour MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme all voted against my plan to deliver Brexit …
And here, from PublicWhip, are the votes:
- Rob Flello, Stoke-on-Trent South, Labour: aye.
- Ruth Meeth, Stoke-on-Trent North, Labour: aye.
- Paul Farrelly, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Labour: no.
So, one out of three.
I suppose the question that remains is whether, when this direct lie has been exposed, the defence will be of the Paul Nuttalls “my girlfriend/press officer/aide done it” variety, or of the Kellyanne Conway “alternative facts” variety.
Either way, she has clearly learned a lesson from her new friend across the water: lie, lie, and lie again. By the time the reckoning comes, the seed you have planted will have already taken root.