Gobbledegook vs Plain English

This blog is not political but is about being plainspoken. Or at least speaking in plain English.

In the past year or so we have heard much about “building back better” and “levelling up.” What exactly do those comments mean? After all, who would set out to build back worse or to level down?!

But our Prime Minister’s statement from the G7 talks set an entirely new standard in speaking nonsense. We are not seeking to be critical in a wrong way since we believe we should respect those who hold an office in our government.... Read more

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