Rachel Borg The bite of the snake

Subterfuge, deceit, bluff are all part of the same game.  That is a game meant to mislead and mis-direct whilst avoiding responsibility and the truth.  It takes practice and also a web to pursue the course and maintain that façade of innocence and bluff.

The greater part in the higher echelons of this labour government have become pros in the art of subterfuge.  They do it knowing that it is approved and encouraged, having seen the Prime Minister himself on several occasions resort to the mastery of the art.  The case of the Panama Papers and Egrantis but one of several but is itself the core of the subterfuge, having started almost as soon as the oaths were taken.

We can recall the Gaffarena case, the extravagant travels of the PM and his wife

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