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    12 Enraging Things Only Politicians Ever Say

    Political cliches: making Newsnight unbearable since forever.

    1.

    It's never money, it's always "investment". And it must always be "ring-fenced."

    2.

    Alternatively: "Let me absolutely clear on this."

    3.

    Full inquiries. Wide-ranging inquiries. Always with the inquiries.

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    This is intended to signify straight-talking good blokeishness. But it backfires, since literally no-one else ever starts a sentence in this way.

    5.

    Or occasionally: "a package of measures."

    6.

    David Cameron's speeches, in particular, tend to be peppered with throat-clearing phrases like this.

    7.

    Just once, I'd love to hear a policy initiative aimed at lazy families.

    8.

    One of those things politicians say to give the impression they have the ear of "ordinary hard-working people" in their constituencies.

    9.

    Front line? It's not a war.

    10.

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    Three words that generally add nothing to a sentence whatsoever.

    11.

    When do you ever hear the word "swingeing" outside of this context?

    12.

    OH GOD PLEASE JUST TALK LIKE A HUMAN BEING, NOT A CYBORG.

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