William Waldegrave, far from betraying his responsibility for open, truthful government is, paradoxically, giving a lead in truth- telling. Indeed, in not sustaining this particular pretence, he is perhaps the only MP on either side who is not, in this respect, trying to deceive the British people.
He is, in fact, treating us almost like adults. No wonder he is under such attack from newspapers, which like to patronise their readers, and from fellow-politicians, whose contempt for the electorate and capacity for self-deception are by now depressingly familiar.
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