(c) Doc Hackenbush 2014
Yes, to no surprise at all, (thankfully) former Tory MP Louise Mensch still believes that her time in the House of Commons was one of total and unquestionable honesty, and to this end she was prepared to take to Twitter and declare “I never lied as a politician, not once, not ever. I also never briefed. Ever”. That’s a most interesting assertion. It is also a straightforward task to demonstrate that it is a significantly false one.
Channel 4 FactCheck observed “yes, Mensch is right that he gives his readers a tutorial in phone hacking, but this is quite blatantly not an open admission from Morgan that he hacked phones, routinely or at all … Piers Morgan is big enough and ugly enough to fight his own battles. But in the absence of any confession to phone hacking in his book, FactCheck can’t let Louise Mensch skip off into the sunset with her cloak of parliamentary privilege flapping in Morgan’s face”. It got worse for the then MP.