Terminological inexactitudes: handy translations of Whitehall jargon (Vol. 23)
Civil Service World's regular guide to the very best in Whitehallese
Forgot to do a minister’s case or “treat official”? Quick! Draft a letter explaining how complex the issue is and that you’re consulting colleagues. Gives you another month not to do it in.
Happy To Discuss
There’s a whole lot more here than meets the eye and that I haven’t told you. Should ring alarm bells.
Lesser. As in a “fairer” pension scheme.
We are where we are
You’ve completely messed this up and I’m furious with you. But we have to keep working together so let’s draw a veil over it and move on. But I won’t forget it. And I’ll get my revenge.
A state of grace in the run up to an election. Any amount of laziness, delay or cock-up can be excused by saying “it’s all rather tricky during purdah”.
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