Weasel words


Another outstanding entry in our roll  of weasel words:

British Junior Foreign Minister James Duddridge, asked when the British Government was going to fulfil its 3-year-old promise to create a public register of beneficial owners of offshore shell companies:

it’s “a matter of direction, rather than an ultimate destination.”

Does that translate as “we want to look as if we’re going somewhere, not, for Christ’s sake, to get there”?

But to end on a less snarky note, just look at these Rosellas sitting in the tree outside my window right now:




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