Sunday, 20 August 2017
Leftist, PC meaningless cliches currently in common use
Politicians love meaningless coded cliches. It means they can never be wrong or understood. It originated in Orwell.s book 1984, War is peace etc. LibDems, the party of all things to all men and meaningless waffle originated many of these current non phrases.
I give a few below but I am sure I have forgotten some of the best so please add your particular favourites in the open comments section of this blog.
Soft Brexit,: this is code for staying in the EU . As they all 'accept' the result of the referendum they cannot use the simple phrase stay in the EU so they use Soft Brexit which has the identical effect to staying
Hard Brexit: sounds so much worse than the simple word leaving. It is so scary that Remainer, scare mongering politicians must use it. as much as possible. It is a favourite of the BBC.
Falling off a cliff edge: Favourite of fish finger Lib Dem Farron. Lemmings throw themselves of cliffs into the sea below from time. Making staying in the EU a core policy has politically the same effect.
Crashing out of Customs Union or Single Market or both:. Another emotive term originated by Clegg. It sounds so much worse than the truth, changing our terms of trade but that won't scare anyone so more emotive terms must be used
Progressive: A favourite of Nicola Sturgeon who flogged it to death before Mrs May's disastrous election. Ms Sturgeon', party, the SNP also campaigned on staying in the EU and suffered the same fate as the Lib Dems. I guess progressive means hard left but Jezza had already nicked that one. I am still not sure what it does mean. Constructive ambiguity maybe?
Called out: Puzzled me for a while. Used a lot by Labour. does it refer to being called out in front of the class for a spanking? Obviously only works with Labour. Spankings, beatings etc excite Tories of both sexes to a sexual frenzy so its an incentive not a deterrent.
Strong & stable: Comes from the wizard of Oz originally. Was a favourite of Mrs May but she seems to have stopped using it lately. I wonder why?
I hope with your help to greatly enlarge this obviously inadequate list.