Little Georgie took an axe

June 29, 2010 at 8:57 pm Leave a comment

Our Chancellor has been out with his scissors, trying to conceal his glee at the opportunity to roll back the state. 25% welfare cuts? Even Greece isn’t cutting by 25%!!

I’ll save my rant about that for another day. My text today is the language used by our new government. I’ve already praised the PM, unironically, as a skilled and stylish user of English. Most recently, his soundbite “unjustified and unjustifiable” helped to right a 38 year-old wrong.

 But what about Georgie? Well the jury’s still out, but I have increasing concerns about his grasp of the vernacular. His familiar soundbite “we are all in this together.”  is beginning to grate. A public schoolboy who’ll inherit millions from his Dad obviously knows just how you feel when your benefits are cut, but why does Georgie never use the contracted form? For those of us without tin ears, a tiny tweak to “We’re all in this together” sounds less robotic or….less like something he’s been told to say. Maybe his minders can teach him a new line before somebody thumps him over the head with a copy of Churchill’s collected speeches?

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This blog started during the months before the 2010 General Election, in which I was the Green candidate for Calder Valley. It's morphed into an account of green activism...and other meanderings.

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