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As the party conference season gets under way, how much will we believe of what politicians and commentators say? Not a lot, according to new YouGov research for Prospect. It will come as little surprise that trust in politicians has declined since the age of innocence, before the Iraq war. What should concern my former media colleagues is that trust in journalists has fallen much more.

Starting early in 2003, YouGov has asked people from time to time how much they trust different groups of communicators, decision-makers and service providers to tell the truth. The table below compares some of…

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