Broken society -

but the top is to blame

sensible optionsensible option

Journalists and politicians are talking about our broken society but are blaming the wrong people. Even a year ago, saying that a baby was a method of ensuring a home and income was considered a far right sentiment, yet the population at large knew this long ago. Who can blame a girl with no qualifications choosing this 'career' path? Even if she has a steady partner it is financially better to live apart and claim the giro drop. This would seem the sensible if not the morally righteous path. When things go wrong, as they tend to do, then social workers are at hand to chat and be morally neutral.

The circumlocution world

Euphemism or obfuscation?

Phillipe FossierPhillipe Fossier

The modern world is a muddle. Names of things: organisations, ministries, concepts and organisations are always changing. The DTI is now the Department of BERR and the poor are no longer with us but have become the socially excluded. You find yourself thinking What's that? Only to find a word or term that you had used for a while had been replaced. Then there are all the buzz words you need to use to be part of this world such as: "best practice", "diversity", "gender", "sustainability", "community", "ethnicity", "governance", "delivery", "targeting", "orientation", "timelines", "resources", "empowerment", "renewables", "compliance" and "strategies."

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