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Political Catchphrases of the 21st Century??

Old 20th Jul 2019, 13:05
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Political Catchphrases of the 21st Century??

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"........ lessons have been learned......."
As if. If it were even remotely true we would have the cleverest Pollys in the world. And we haven't.
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 13:33
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 14:44
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‘For the Many not the few’ but now better as: ‘For the many not the Jew’
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 14:47
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“It’s the right thing to do”. (C) Yvette Cooper.
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 14:52
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"The will of the people" (no matter when that will was expressed).

"Let me explain...." (said with clearly no intention of explaining anything whatsoever!).

"My thought and prayers go out to...." (not their thoughts, or prayers, but the pat statement in the politicians handbook of opening remarks)
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 15:18
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From politicians, invoking the electorate as if we’re a homogeneous group. Fill in your own nation for the full effect.

”the American public wants to know”.

Many similar variations.
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 16:02
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"We need to have this conversation"

Which means precisely the opposite.
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 16:17
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As I made perfectly clear in my previous statement.
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 16:33
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“The people in this country have had enough of experts”
No, mate. The people in this country have had enough of odious little toads like you.

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“The Americannnn pee-puw.”
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 19:46
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Even more cynical in the latter 20th ...

Harold Macmillan c. 1957 (?)
" You've never had it so good!"

Harold Wilson ( post pound Devaluation)
"This won't affect the pound in yer pocket"

George Bush 1988
"Read my lips: no new taxes"

and so on....


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Old 20th Jul 2019, 19:48
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Any use of the words, "Innovative", "Appalling" and "Paramount", gets my back up.
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 20:47
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Compare and contrast the politicians' lip service, tweets and sound bites of the 21st century to the speech by JFK which inspired an event of 50 years ago which we are celebrating today.
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 23:54
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“That’s a good question”.
Now every interviewee uses this phrase ad nauseum.
Also, the non apology “apology” techniques.

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Old 20th Jul 2019, 23:56
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I don't know why this one never caught on?

"There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee -- that says, fool me once, shame on -- shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again."

https://georgewbush-whitehouse.archi...0020917-7.html
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