The Constitution Unit


Voters care about integrity in politics even more than you think.

Politicians lying may not always lose them votes—but it is deeply damaging to our democracy writes Professor Alan Renwick for Prospect Magazine.

Those who think dishonesty among politicians doesn’t matter because it doesn’t shift votes are fundamentally missing the point argues Professor Alan Renwick, commenting on the recently published report on the Citizens' Assembly on the Democracy in the UK. The results show that disaffection with politicians’ behaviour is deeply corrosive of public support for—and engagement with—our democratic process. If we allow that to continue, we will all lose out.

Read: Prospect Magazine