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Posted By: DMcG
06-Nov-19 - 01:59 PM
Thread Name: BS: UK General election December 12 2019
Subject: RE: BS: UK General election December 12 2019
I noticed that as well, Dave. I am sure we will hear them both hundreds if not thousands of times in the next few weeks.

As an abstract discussion 'dither and delay' is a much smarter slogan than 'strong and stable'. As we saw, the problem with the latter slogan is that you can mess it up, or have it messed up around you by P45 pranksters. Because it describes a quality you claim to have. But even the most incompetent Tory can barely mess up 'dither and delay' because it is not about the speaker, but the other party. Also, both of them are statements about the future, whereas 'strong and stable' leaks into the present.

As I say, quite smart. As is Labour's 'get Brexit sorted' because it dilutes the 'Get Brexit done' and sows confusion in the minds of people who do not follow politics closely.