Comments on: Constitution in crisis as tyrannical journalists devour cowed politicians Insights from the UK and beyond Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:30:03 +0000 hourly 1 By: gbuck2010 Wed, 20 Jul 2011 09:31:03 +0000 I feel that the activities of News International and the Metropolitan Police needs to have some analysis of these situations in the light of the Institutional (i.e the UK) culture of deception.

During the period of the deploring activities of News International and the Metropolitan Police, the British Government had been involved in ‘sexing up’ a dossier to support the invasion of Iraq and, possibly, lying in support of the action. We had also been led to believe that the Chancellor of the Exchequer was handling the finances of the country in a competent manner when, in reality, the country’s finances were actually deteriorating. Additionally, we have learned in recent weeks that, allegedly, the Labour government used its influence to stop the IMF issuing a warning about the state of the UK’s finances.

So, we are seeing a Government which was happy to deal in the art of deception and this has been reflected in the most important police force in the country and a very influential, independent, news organisation with connections to the Government.