Call me an old cynic but does anyone else think that regardless of who gets to run the country why are their spins/lies/untruths so obvious? Two examples from separate interviews today with Government Ministers. Jack Shaw when asked about "rendition flights" stated "Careful research has been unable to identify any occasion... when we have received a request for permission by the United States for a rendition through the United Kingdom territory or airspace," Now is that preparing to the eventually acknowledgement that this has been happening or not? Then we have Patricia Hewitt commenting on the leak of an internal memo which revealed that health officials have been warned to ignore announcements by ministers on extra funding. Challenged about it on ITV1's Jonathan Dimbleby programme and again on Today this morning "What that memo refers to is looking at the central Department of Health budget not the NHS budget." - now surely for most people the Department of Health is the NHS - it's where most of the money goes. A further report has been published which suggests that all the additional spending on the NHS some 25 billion has been fritted away and only 1 or 2 billion has actually gone on "front line" treatments. Oh and it makes me so mad when they get asked challenging questions and all they can do is spout out the same old spin without answering the question put to them.