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10th May 2006, 11:30 AM
I think we should have a competition for the most woolly piece of nonsense ever to leave a politicians mouth....sound bites with no teeth >:D sentences that go no where....
The worst (therefore best) i can remember is Blair's "the hand of history is on our shoulders" drivel......
Can anyone do better (p.s. - try to keep it recent rather than too historical). I am sure Prescott is a gold mine for this one... ;) (good old two-shags...)
Lord Muck oGentry
10th May 2006, 05:35 PM
What about the bit just before " the hand of history"? :)
10th May 2006, 05:42 PM
Fantastic :D It just keeps getting better O0
12th July 2006, 09:03 PM
an old Joihn Major quote ""when your back is against the wall, the best thing to do is turn around and start fighting." :D
Lord Muck oGentry
12th July 2006, 09:54 PM
One of my favourites from recent years:
"Whatever the technical or legal issues about the declaration of war, the fact is that we are at war with terrorism." ( Tony Blair, 2001)
It takes a remarkable sort of illiteracy to use the phrase the fact is in that sentence.
By contrast: " Someone has described a technicality as a point of principle which we have forgotten" ( Sir Elwyn Jones, 1966)
12th July 2006, 11:35 PM
I think it was Paul Boateng (scum-de-la-scum), who was quoting advice he was given on first being elected, (can't remember who the original quote was from):
1 Never give a straight answer to a question
2 Never try to explain
3 Never say you're sorry
11th September 2006, 06:33 AM
John Prescott, 'when plates appear to be moving, everyone positions themselves for it'.
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