It seems that - in the race to the biggest job in the land - accurate portrayal of one's background is not deemed a prerequisite. 

We make our living searching for candidates and helping our clients decide which of the shortlist to appoint to critical executive roles. If there is ever any whiff of deceit or lack of integrity, the candidate concerned would be instantly disqualified, without a seconds thought. It beggars belief that the same standards just do not appear to apply in politics.