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Cutting through the ‘waffle’

It was with interest that a few days ago I read this lecture by Sir Ivan Rogers. Of equal interest was another lecture by the same person about David Cameron, incorporated within which were links to similar lectures from  Charles Powell on Thatcher, Chris Patten on John Major, Andrew Adonis on Tony Blair and Stewart Wood on Gordon Brown.

In effect Rogers, Powell, Patten, Adonis and Wood were all ‘bureaucrats’; and bureaucrats appear to use twenty/fifty words when one would be quite sufficient – if you follow my drift. As such, I find that, particularly with Rogers, it becomes necessary for me to read two or three times anything he writes before I can begin to try to understand that which he wishes to convey – in other words, he attempts to write for the ‘Westminster Bubble’; not that those in that ‘rarefied’ clique would have the slightest understanding of the subject matter (but, yet again, I digress). read more.....