Truth is a divine attribute and aspiration like beauty and goodness. In the world of public service, trustworthiness, dependability, wise decision-making and solid relationships all depend upon truth. Is it in shorter supply than it used to be? How can it be recognised and where can it be reliably found? Is it justified for politicians to tell lies in order to do good, or does that lastingly undermine the public’s faith in political leadership? Is there such a thing as diplomatic truth?
Professor Janet Soskice and The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster
The Reverend Professor Vernon White and Mark Easton, BBC Home Editor
Sir Stephen Lamport and Lord Saatchi
Claire Foster-Gilbert and Lord Judge
The work can be tough, but even the cold and rain don’t bother me as I enjoy it so much. I love every day that I spend at the Abbey – just being here makes me smile.