There's an old saying that goes "it's not what people tell you, it's what they don't tell you".
So when the Chief Constable of untrustworthy Police Scotland says something, it's important that we look carefully at what he DIDN'T say rather than what he did say.
On this particular occasion Chief Constable Iain Living-under-a-rock was being questioned about the police use of drones.
He described the role of these high-tech drone devices by saying that "For me, our drones are extremely useful, they are critical".
When pushed further to say if drones are being used covertly or would be used covertly he said:
"They are not used covertly and we have no plans to do so".
On the face of it this sounds like a satisfactory answer,
But it's not.
It's far from a satisfactory answer.
Because a satisfactory answer would be something along the lines of "We have never used drones covertly, and we never will use drones covertly".
That's a satisfactory answer.
The problem with his actual answer is the bit where he uses the phrase "we have no plans to do so...".
It means quite simply that police WILL use them covertly and to entrap and target innocent members of the Scottish public - they just don't have any plans in place at the time of making the statement.
If Police Scotland are NOT going to be using drones against an innocent population they are supposed to help, support, and protect, then all this charlatan of a Chief Constable had to do was confirm it.
But he didn't.
That's how you know they're lying to you.
Because it's not what they say, it's what they DON'T say.
And the Chief Constable of Police Scotland has refused to say that his police force will never covertly use drones against the Scottish public.
What a shower of disgusting double-speaking deadbeats.