Paul Nuttall lied on his website, but blames the media for smearing him

Paul Nuttall
Emily Apple

Paul Nuttall hasn’t had a good week. But despite being caught in repeated lies, he is insisting that none of it is his fault. Apparently, it is the media that’s to blame for an “evil smear campaign”.


In fairness, Nuttall did issue an apology. But the apology was limited to not reading his own website:

I take blame for the fact I failed to check what was put on my website in my name. That was my fault. I apologise.

But it’s not just the recent claims over Hillsborough. Accusations of lying have been ongoing for months. From his false claims about being a professional footballer to claiming to have a PhD. And given that two months ago Nuttall was blaming falsehoods on “an innocent mistake” by a press officer, to continue with the same excuse now is ludicrous.

But Nuttall is forgetting that’s it’s not just about the website. There’s also the very serious allegations that he put an incorrect address on his nomination form to become an MP.

Evil Smear

Nuttall claims he’s had a “difficult week”. But he lashed out at the media, claiming:

But I do not apologise for what is a coordinated, cruel and almost evil smear campaign that has been directed towards me. It is based on lies by sources that have not been named. It has been a tough week for me but I will not allow them to break me and I will not allow them to break UKIP.

It’s difficult, however, to see how this is a “smear campaign”. The media reporting that a senior political figure lied on his own website is not a smear. It is reporting the facts. And even if Nuttall is being truthful, it still shows staggering incompetence for a leader of a political party.

Either way, it doesn’t look good.

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