Terminological inexactitudes: handy translations of Whitehall jargon (Vol. 16)
Civil Service World's regular guide to the very best in Whitehallese
Minded To Think About
A civil service classic. Doesn't mean anything – but sounds like it might.
This has resource implications
We’d have to spend some money, so it’s best you know now that this scheme won’t happen
We don’t do this. It’s totally against all the principles the civil service holds dear
A similar concept to “Special Schools”. Would be responsible for “Spin”, if it ever took place
This policy is going wrong but we can’t admit it. Let’s get an outsider to kill it for us instead
Always followed by a full stop. Lets other people know that we have spoken and have a plan, but not what that plan is
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