Thoughts on politics and life from a liberal perspective

Friday, 3 July 2009

The unintelligible policeman

Tory Outcast has done a quick round-up of abuses of the English language for the week but this one at the end of his post here takes the biscuit. It is from Sir Ken Jones of ACPO:

The promise of reform which the Green Paper heralds holds much for the public and Service alike; local policing, customised to local need with authentic answerability, strengthened accountabilities at force level through reforms to police authorities and HMIC, performance management at the service of localities with targets and plans tailored to local needs, the end of centrally-engineered one size fits all initiatives, an intelligent approach to cutting red tape through redesign of processes and cultures, a renewed emphasis on strategic development so as to better equip our service to meet the amorphous challenges of managing cross force harms, risks and opportunities.

WTF does that load of drivel even mean? Our politicians and public bodies seem to have moved their terms of debate and language so far from how real people speak that it is unintelligible to the vast majority of people these days.

And if they are honest to themselves.

1 comment:

Anthony Painter said...

It's an even worse example of this. You are right!