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Let's just get one thing 'clear' here

Can our local politicians not get away from using the word 'clear' as in 'our position is clear', 'let's make this absolutely clear', 'we have always made clear' etc, when the position they are trying to explain or defend is usually anything but clear and often borders on total obfuscation?

It is a repetitive, grating and condescending word to electors (rather like that other old chestnut 'the reality is').

Just listen out for how often the word 'clear' is said by the politicians and make a daily count.

Surely their vocabulary can stretch to something more engaging.

Just answering the question in plain, communicative English (studiously avoiding the world 'clear') would be a very good start.


Co Antrim


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