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Clearly, the picture is confused

Clearly, the picture is confused EDITORIAL I suppose it’s the talk of elections. Listening to the politicians, there are the echoing sounds of so many voices and tones. You can be forgiven for confusion. One minute it is all very simple and clear – it’s the economy, stupid - the next it’s umpteen other top-of-theagenda, indispensable priorities. Have you noticed the awful warning ‘clearly’? It’s a favourite for politicians and journalists. Clearly it’s as plain as mud. Clearly the picture is confused. A clear strategy has clearly not been clearly set down or put up or clarified, clearly. Clearly, ‘clearly’ is used when things are a teeny bit on the inscrutable side of opaque and you don’t want people to notice that they can’t see a damned thing. Clearly, politicians need better definition. But they want this and that and the other, as confused as the rest of us. Health and education and law and order and standards of living and safer streets and more doctors and less bureaucracy and more fairness and opportunity and take your pick. Somewhere pollsters go about with lists of what people want more or less of, and clearly, the picture is confused. The fate of the great http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Housing, Care and Support Pier Professional

Clearly, the picture is confused

Housing, Care and Support , Volume 4 (2) – May 1, 2001

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Pier Professional
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Copyright © 2001 by Pier Professional Limited
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1460-8790
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EDITORIAL I suppose it’s the talk of elections. Listening to the politicians, there are the echoing sounds of so many voices and tones. You can be forgiven for confusion. One minute it is all very simple and clear – it’s the economy, stupid - the next it’s umpteen other top-of-theagenda, indispensable priorities. Have you noticed the awful warning ‘clearly’? It’s a favourite for politicians and journalists. Clearly it’s as plain as mud. Clearly the picture is confused. A clear strategy has clearly not been clearly set down or put up or clarified, clearly. Clearly, ‘clearly’ is used when things are a teeny bit on the inscrutable side of opaque and you don’t want people to notice that they can’t see a damned thing. Clearly, politicians need better definition. But they want this and that and the other, as confused as the rest of us. Health and education and law and order and standards of living and safer streets and more doctors and less bureaucracy and more fairness and opportunity and take your pick. Somewhere pollsters go about with lists of what people want more or less of, and clearly, the picture is confused. The fate of the great

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Published: May 1, 2001

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