While politicians making false promises is hardly news, one untruth told during the Brexit referendum was particularly hard to swallow – and hard to miss.
Of course we’re talking about Boris Johnson’s infamous claim that the UK sends £350 million to the EU every week, which in a post-Brexit utopia would be spent on the NHS.
Just in case we missed the statistic in their speeches, he and the Vote Leave campaign proceeded to plaster it to the side of a big, red coach dubbed the 'Brexit Battle Bus'.
While the figure was widely debunked – just days after the campaign, prominent Brexiteers like Nigel Farage admitted it was "a mistake" – Mr Johnson ratcheted up his defence, telling The Guardian in January 2018 that the sum was too low:
There was an error on the side of the bus. We grossly underestimated the sum over which we would be able to take back control.