Have a look at http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...itics-election and feel free to add your own ideas - let's see what you can come up with.
Politico-speak translated into English Watch
- Thread Starter
- 24-01-2010 23:52
- 25-01-2010 09:51
Upset Wholly predictable event that takes place in a constituency far enough away from London that the media haven't seen it coming.
Wales Likely source of upsets (see above).
Anyway, a couple of my (sleep-deprived) contributions:
Time for reflection Forthcoming leadership contest after a landslide defeat.
First Secretary of State Puppetmaster.
Envelope-stuffers Politically correct term for the blue rinse brigade (maybe this only works in the Conservatives)
MP MEP MLA Postnominal designation for a rich Ulsterman.
Business Secretary The proper title for a politically unacceptable Chancellor of the Exchequer.Last edited by L i b; 25-01-2010 at 09:55.
- 25-01-2010 10:28
Well here's 100 words and phrases you've never heard before New Labour
- 25-01-2010 10:37
Debate A mystical spirit that commentators and politicians invoke in the absence of original ideas.
(Original post by L i b)
- 25-01-2010 14:02
Business Secretary The proper title for a politically unacceptable Chancellor of the Exchequer.