They say these things and you see red: what’s your least favourite political soundbite?

Here’s a good game for a sunny Sunday.

I found this on Twitter:

I hate it too. It isn’t even accurate because people who don’t have jobs can still contribute to society – for example, by babysitting for relatives who do have jobs.

I’m sure you can think of other ways people without jobs can still be useful members of society. Perhaps that’s a game for another Sunday.

Today, the challenge is simple: tell This Site the phrase you hear from politicians that winds you up the most.

They all have their favourites and we all hate ’em. Let’s make a list.

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7 thoughts on “They say these things and you see red: what’s your least favourite political soundbite?

  1. flttymartyn

    Everything almost all MPs spout…Lies and deceit is all they are capable of…(along with theft, fraud and corruption, of course!).

  2. Stu

    I get furious when I hear “Robust” and/or “Clear” in a Tory MP’s statement, it’s usually the opposite.
    Even New New Labour have started using it too….

  3. John David Jones

    My addition to your most hated phrase list: I detest those three words uttered by politicians and those deemed to be financial experts so often that hold absolutely no meaning for me especially during these vile Tory times: “In real terms”…what’s the alternative to this – “In unreal terms..?!

  4. The Toffee

    “Work hard – and do the right thing ..”

    WHAT? As opposed to work hard and do the WRONG thing? Or be unable to work as if THAT’S the WRONG thing?

    Then there’s:

    “But where’s the money going to come from?”

    The same place the fiat money for the pandemic came from. It’s where it’s going to that the rodentia are reticent to explain.

    “We’re quite clear”

    As clear as a British river.

    …And just about EVERYTHING that comes from the grid of keef smarmer. God, but it’s like mogadon made flesh.

  5. gillyflowerblog

    Yes that sets my teeth on edge too. Families? What about us singletons? Tax payer is also a covert reference to income tax, whereas we all pay some sort of tax, be it vat, council rates, tax on insurance etc.

  6. mohandeer

    Where to start.
    Whenever the lying Starmer snake or Spaffy Sunak speak they come out with utter dishonest drivel accompanied by a “meaningful” and really “deep” catchphrase which is nought but the opposite of the truth.
    I had to stop watching the news as remote controls are expensive to replace after being chucked at the wall next to tv. with me yelling “you lying S**t”. Gave the dog a fright.
    There are just too many memes going round to select only one. But “working families” is probably there along with “hard working families” as quoted by Anita, it really does send a message that the rest of us, pensioners, disabled people, unemployed people, single parents who can’t afford child care etc. etc. are somehow irrelevant and simply useless eaters along for the ride. It’s usually uttered by politicians who are neither working, nor working hard on wages/salaries far higher than those they are referring to, by their design!

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