Carmichael the Liar: he hasn’t suffered reputational damage, he’s suffered reputational obliteration (From Herald Scotland)

Westminster has a rich vocabulary of euphemisms designed to avoid any politician having to say that an MP has lied: terminological inexactitude, porkie pies, being economical with the actualité. They are after all, “honourable members”.It was always assumed in parliament that if any MP was proven to have lied he or she would have to resign immediately. This was why the very word was forbidden. In the 19th century, such an accusation could have led to a duel.

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