We need stronger stories to counter political lies | Letters

Worn down by the pandemic and Brexit, the public’s outrage is on a slow burner, writes Anna Ford, while Stuart Morris is more hopeful and has some suggestions, as does Paul Tattam

Andy Beckett is right to say that our politics are being hollowed out, but Covid-19 is just part of that process (The pandemic has hollowed out our politics – but that can’t last forever, 14 January). The sheer weariness of public outrage may be true, but what outlets remain where we can show our anger and despair at the gradual weakening of our democracy?

Demonstrations and public meetings are forbidden under Covid rules. Leading newspapers cravenly support this government, and even the BBC too frequently goes oddly soft in interviews with cabinet ministers. Time and again, serious lies are not questioned by hitherto trustworthy journalists.

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