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The new world of 'coalitionspeak'

Is a change in language and tone essential to a new government, and do they really mean anything different or substantial? Linguist and chairman of the Foundation for Endangered Languages Dr Nicholas Ostler and playwright and satirist Alistair Beaton discuss the language of the new government.

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