U turn if you want a dislocate

John Rentoul

uturn U turn if you want a dislocateAt Prime Minister’s Questions today Ed Miliband used “u-turn” as a verb. This is verb-oten; it is number 52 on The Banned List. Even if Margaret Thatcher did once famously use the possibility of its being a phrasal verb (thank you Mrs Markey) to make one of the most enduring quotations in British politics.

Number 53 has also been drawn to my attention by David Lea:

There is a severe dislocate between many people and the whole political class.

Paul Mason, this means you.

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  • Gus Toplady

    Do you do this voluntarily, or are you paid for this garbage?

  • Oscar Weird

    ‘Some of that EASY money.’

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