On May 21st, 1851, Léon Bourgeois was born – a man who went on to become the 49th Prime Minister of France and the first President of the League of Nations.
“When a politician tells you something in confidence, always ask yourself Why is this lying bastard lying to me?”
These are the famous words of Louis Heren, the lifetime reporter for The Times whose heart was always in reporting how the news affected ordinary people.
To this day, this quote, believed to have been said by Vladimir Lenin, is frequently used amongst socialist circles. It has also been attributed to Karl Marx and Joseph Stalin, amongst others. So, who said it?