The price of post-truth pounds in our pockets

Fifty years after Harold Wilson’s speech, people are still talking a load of nonsense about sterling

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Harold Wilson’s memorable broadcast following his government’s devaluation of the pound.

“It does not mean, of course, that the pound here in Britain, in your pocket or purse or in your bank, has been devalued,” he said. This, depending on your preference for modern or traditional language, is either a) an alternative fact or b) a brazen fib.

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What use is sovereignty when MPs deny their conscience over Brexit?

The majority in both houses believe leaving the EU is a disastrous idea. But only a principled few have tried to steer Britain away from its fate

‘The first duty of an MP is to do what he [or she] thinks … is right and necessary for the honour and safety of Great Britain. His second duty is to his constituents, of whom he is the representative but not the delegate.”

These are the wise words of Sir Winston Churchill, ignored by the majority of our elected representatives in last week’s vote on the Brexit bill.

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