An interesting article on why politicians lie. And it is very pertinent to Manchester and the Labour run council. For years now councillor Richard Leese and Howard Bernstein have been trumpeting the success of their regeneration plans for the City. This is despite their are hundreds of office and retails units empty, some for years since being built. Then, there is the high unemployment, deprivation, poverty, fuel poverty and homelessness. Even despite all this evidence, their plans have not succeeded but have been proven to be a waste of tax-payers money. And in some cases, this money cannot be accounted for, but no criminal investigation or charges have been made. Still, their loyal following, including members of Labour’s shadow cabinet, think everything is fine. In the meantime, the real Mancunians (no matter what their colour), suffer. And the reason why, is explained in the article below.
Six Reasons Why Politicians Believe They Can Lie | Psychology Today.