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The long life of an unconfessed lie

The things we try to hide can reveal something of our true selves, says Elaine Storkey

IT IS interesting how long a lie hangs around. It is more than ten years since the tennis player Andre Agassi used a forbidden drug, but now he admits he lied to the Associa­tion of Tennis Professionals to escape a ban. The French rugby centre Mathieu Bastareaud lied about being assaulted in New Zealand last June, but has now apologised and confessed that he fell while drunk.

Claims that Tony Blair lied to the Commons and the country about Saddam Hussein’s weapons ...

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Regardless of the amount given, are there fewer people donating to your church than in previous years?

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Smug and weird — no wonder it’s a turn-off

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Tue 4 Aug 15 @ 17:17
NEW: Bishops critical of Government over migrant crisis http://t.co/HI3EjL4uTO http://t.co/vN2lpB7OvU

Tue 4 Aug 15 @ 16:10
@AntonyPremier Hi, just to clarify, he was news editor, not editor