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Not My Words, Mr Speaker...
In this series of The Sunday Supplement, political commentator Matthew Parris takes a canter through the arid badlands of political language and cliches and asks why politicians drape their speeches in the tired glad-rags of stale phrases.

Listen here to Part One and Part Two of "Not My Words, Mr Speaker."

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Not My Words, Mr Speaker... part one


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