Oh what a tangled web they weave when first they practice to deceive.
Has there ever been truer words attached to British Politics? Well possibly but they will be of a similar vein.
Monday Nigel Farage has resigned as leader of the UK Independence Party.
According to the Daily Mirror he wants his life back.
The EU in or out referendum campaigns have resulted in many bloody political noses but one man who at least for now seems to be still smelling of roses is David Cameron.
David Cameron called the referendum for a series of politically selfish reasons. If he judged the mood of the nation by voters in his Oxford constituency little wonder he got it so wrong.
Globalisation may be appealing in wealthier areas of the UK but it was easy to see huge numbers of British people were not persuaded that the European Union was the place to be.
Contrary to the story pushed by the mainstream media not all BRexiteeers are racist or old.
Far too many young people exercised their democratic right not to bother to vote. Some older citizens followed suit.
Ironically some poorer areas of the UK that rely heavily on EU hand outs voted to leave the EU.
Perhaps the extensive and over the top coverage of the campaigns added to a series of truths, half truths, lies and spin was a big turn off?
The Brussels gravy train and high and costly levels of bureaucracy attached to the EU have caused anger for years.
Farage was a Tory Party man until he left over a spat regarding the EU.
Maybe he will drift back to the Tories now or maybe he will bow out of politics.
But until the UK officially leaves the EU Farage can ride the EU gravy train in Brussels as an MEP and then step down with his fortune made.
If you have ever wondered why so many people in the UK are disenfranchised with politics surely the above explains why?