Letters: How do we tell our children that truth is no longer paramount in our society? (From Herald Scotland)

The Herald’s Letters page today had some choice gems on it.

The headline says it all –  “How do we tell our children that truth is no longer paramount in our society?”

SOME good people have just spent hundreds of thousands of pounds in order that our Scottish judiciary might confirm, what almost every Scot already knew, namely that being a liar in no way disqualifies one from being a Member of Parliament (“Carmichael faces £40,000 loss despite legal victory”, The Herald”, November 10).

If our Scottish prosecutors are to be believed I fear that other good people are about to spend a similarly huge amount of money only for the same judiciary to confirm what few of us knew, apart from our prosecutors, namely that in Scotland being a liar, even if the lies directly results in the death of others, is not a prosecutable offence.

Source: Letters: How do we tell our children that truth is no longer paramount in our society? (From Herald Scotland)

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