Terminological inexactitudes: handy translations of Whitehall jargon (Vol. 22)
Civil Service World's regular guide to the very best in Whitehallese
Toothpaste is already out of the tube
An issue can no longer be “parked” as it is now in the public domain, and someone will have to do something about it.
Machinery of government change
Think Titanic and deckchairs, but with less calm and reserve.
Plant a very vague idea in people’s minds – hopefully if it all goes wrong they won’t remember who put it there.
Dealt with in a timely manner
During this parliament, if you’re lucky.
Bribe an industry into doing something nobody but the government wants.
No, really, we mean it this time!
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