Gene Kerrigan: It's been a hard right turn for the worse
We accepted a culture of lying, and from the EU to the USA the bigger, better liars are on the march, writes Gene Kerrigan
We're told we're now in a "post-truth society", where facts don't matter. You promote your politics through bluster and lies, and when you're caught lying you deny you lied and immediately repeat the lie.
And your supporters cheer, because they hate your opponents far more than they respect the truth.
As a result, things have taken a very serious political turn over the past year. Dangerous figures have long stopped being a joke; many among us long for a return to normality.
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