Hillsborough, the Human Rights Act and here’s an example of post-truth politics

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/network-rail-pulls-adverts-highlighting-12179143

The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above

You really could not have made this up prior to 2016 but in our new post-truth politics era this kind of thing becomes sadly unsurprising.

The Human Rights Act was used to uncover vital information in the quest for the truth regarding the appalling Hillsborough disaster so that’s a good thing and it is true. What is wrong with repeating the truth please Network Rail?

Yes we know that Mrs May, who wants to reduce our rights by getting rid of the Act, will not like you displaying the Amnesty posters but should you give in to her post-truth views? No you should not.

Running scared of a Government and by implication displaying only what it would or would not want to see is how dictatorships and fascism take root. We are supposed to be a free country.

‘Post-truth’ a polite way of defining telling lies

www.theguardian.com/books/2016/nov/15/post-truth-named-word-of-the-year-by-oxford-dictionaries

The Guardian has the story on its web site – see link above

A rather sad reflection on our times me thinks when ‘objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’ or you could say beggar the real facts these are ‘my’ facts.

With thanks to Keith Page for spotting the Guardian article.