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Sea of Lies: CFI on Lying Press and Politicians, with Martin Robbins, Marcus Chown, Natalie Fenton

December 8th, 2016   6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Whether the issue is immigration, Brexit, welfare, press-regulation, the NHS, or Trump vs. Clinton, concern is being expressed about the way in which both politicians and the media shape the political agenda by means of spin, deceit, and, in some cases, bare-faced lies. To what extent have we lost sight of the truth? How can we ensure the facts are centre-stage when it comes to policy- and democratic decision-making? The evening is hosted by CFI's Stephen Law. Please note that doors open at 18:30 for a 19:00 start. Ticket sales will end at 12:00 on 8 December. MARTIN ROBBINS: Post-Truth Political Discourse (looking at examples across the political spectrum) Martin Robbins is a Berkshire-based researcher and science writer. Martin writes about science, pseudo