Who are you ?
A Professor in the Science of Deceit. I was employed to devise a test capable of discovering an MPs true desire for honesty and accountability. The results speak for themselves.
What results, what test ?
During the making of the film we asked over 50 MPs and Ministers if they wanted honesty, transparency and accountability, naturally they all said yes.
Then we asked if they'd support a law making it illegal for an MP to lie.
To watch a politician sing for honesty, transparency and accountability then seconds later explain why they won't support a law enforcing this is eye-watering. There's no-where to run, no-where to hide. It's a rare treat not even Jeremy Paxman can always deliver, but we've found a way for every voter to do the same thing.
You mean they can lie to us at the moment – and get away with it?
Absolutely. There’s no law in this country that makes it an offence for MPs to deceive the electorate. When we asked the Parliamentary draftsmen to help draw up the law you should have seen the look in their eyes.
But they did it ?
Absolutely. It became The Elected Representatives (Prohibition of Deception) Bill - and now anyone can use it to find out if their MP or candidate really wants to be held accountable for lying. Very useful before a general election.
Who was the funniest interviewee ?
Well... there was one the BBC wouldn't broadcast.
Who was that with ?
I couldn't possibly say. But I'm happy to confirm it's a matter of great public interest. Jack Straw certainly got a little irritated and sent the Kantometer of the scale.
The Kantometer ?
The Ministry of Truth on DVD
Jack Straw gets animated
The Prof prepares for Parliament
George Osborne meets the Bill
Alan Duncan meets the Professor
Harriet Harman racks her brain
The Kantometer rates the Professor
The Whip's boudoir
The MoT about to enter the belly of the beast
The Professor of Deceit