"Epimenides the Cretan says, 'that all the Cretans are liars,' but Epimenides is himself a Cretan; therefore he is himself a liar
Epimendes lived around 600 BC. His statement is a logical paradox to which there can be no answer. His statement was quoted by St Paul and has come down to us via St Paul..
The modern version of the lying Cretan is a lying politician on QT. I remembered this paradox whilst listening to Soubry on last night's QT telling the audience that they had been lied to by the other side during the Referendum campaign. Soubry is herself a politician so the Cretan paradox applies.
Soubry's trick is to make her eyes glisten with sincerity whilst feeding this to the audience, a trick Anthony Blair excelled at and still does.
The QT audience is packed with young people who lack the experience of life to see the paradox of Soubry. That is why dear beloved (Kipling) old people still should be allowed the vote.