Core themes: Honesty

How does honesty relate to British Values?

“Treating others as you expect to be treated yourself is basically an issue of honesty. If you expect other people to do more for you than you are prepared to do for them… that is dishonest, and not a British Value.”

Richard Burge, Foreign Office

Can you think of any examples (among your friends or from the news) where a lack of honesty led to a breakdown in trust? What were the consequences for the individuals and for society as a whole?

In recent local and general elections, and during Britain's EU referendum, how honest were campaigners when communicating with voters? What have the consequences been (for campaigners and voters)?