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Alien8n Silver badge

Re: Ignorance can be very powerful

The best lies are wrapped in truth. Think of the Brexit NHS claim.

"We give £350M a week to the EU"

Technically true. All that was omitted was the fact that the majority of it was then spent in the UK on EU science projects, redevelopment schemes and subsidies. So the inference that we could give £350M a week to the NHS was the lie, as after the returns to the UK most of it would no longer be available. It was also predicated on the whole "Brexit Dividend", the idea that somehow leaving the EU would result in a magically better performing economy, since backtracked on by all but the most ardent Hard Brexiters.

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