It’s never money, it’s always “investment”. And it must always be “ring-fenced.”
Alternatively: “Let me absolutely clear on this.”
Full inquiries. Wide-ranging inquiries. Always with the inquiries.
This is intended to signify straight-talking good blokeishness. But it backfires, since literally no-one else ever starts a sentence in this way.
Or occasionally: “a package of measures.”
David Cameron’s speeches, in particular, tend to be peppered with throat-clearing phrases like this.
Just once, I’d love to hear a policy initiative aimed at lazy families.
One of those things politicians say to give the impression they have the ear of “ordinary hard-working people” in their constituencies.
Front line? It’s not a war.
When do you ever hear the word “swingeing” outside of this context?
OH GOD PLEASE JUST TALK LIKE A HUMAN BEING, NOT A CYBORG.