Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Mind Your Language, David.

English: David Cameron, Prime Minister of the ...
English: David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I try to avoid politics on this blog generally, but a couple of things have amused me this week. First, the press regulation fiasco with the main parties, each claiming victory after displaying more fudge than a West Country sweet shop. Lots of semantics antics, as you might expect.

Today, a headline in the Telegraph, "David Cameron's 'slur' on stay-at-home mothers" drew my attention. I thought that all politicians undertook 'media training' these days, but whether that's true or not, many of our elected representatives consistently have a serious problem with language and communication. Apparently, the response from David Cameron's official spokesman, when asked if the Prime Minister considered stay-at-home parents to be in lesser need of state help than working parents, reinforced the Coalition's clear priority towards “aspiration”.

Putting the debates over financial assistance to one side, I'm left wondering, as many stay-at-home parents undoubtedly will be, when their particular parental pathway ceased to include dreams and ambition.
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4 comments:

  1. Worse still, Cameron's only job was a PR man...so he should be able to spin a story without too much help...

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  2. Actions speak so much louder than words in any case. As a stay-at-home parent I was wondering exactly that.

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  3. "It's the same, the whole world over,
    It's the poor wot gets the blame..."

    And politicians are the same too, alas!

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