A new debate show, based on The Weakest Link, has been announced today. Called "The Biggest Liar", it is set to be televised in the run up to the general election.
The Biggest Liar (dubbed BLiar) will be screened at tea time every weekday up to polling day starting on Monday 12th April and the rules are similar. Contestants will be known as "candidates" and for each round are supposed to vote off who they think is the biggest liar. At the end of the show the winner will not be known as The Smallest Liar but "The Best Candidate".
One of the aims of the show is to highlight what is supposed to be done isn't done and judgements aren't made according to rules. This can result in some team members colluding and making the most honest player look like the biggest liar because they don't like the truth and the winner being a big liar - just like how the strongest link is made to look the weakest by cowards and the winner not being all that strong.
A spokesperson for the show said, "The British people have doubts over the integrity of MPs after the expenses scandal last year, and we want to demonstrate how prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs) go about getting their votes and make it into Westminster. They appear so honest on the outside but underneath they are some of the biggest liars out as we saw last year, and when they were caught out they lied their way to innocence. The show will demonstrate how easy it is for a liar to appear so honest and get into the highest position. It is dangerous for such people who lack integrity to be in these roles and voters will be made more aware of how to question their PPCs during the campaign. It will make it more difficult for PPCs to have such an easy ride."
At the end of each show The Best Candidate will have to face a jury for five minutes over suspected lies they told about themselves and how much smearing of other candidates they did which was not true to get where they are. It is hoped to highlight the extent some people will go to achieve success and sacrifice their integrity when they are motivated by greed through the power of corruption accessible to them if they get elected.
No representatives from any of the three main political parties were prepared to comment on this issue.