Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Meaning less

  • Comment
astragal

Sustainability. Has there ever been a word so beloved of a government? What makes its over-use just so extraordinary is that almost no-one in the Labour administration seems to be able to provide a decent definition.This situation reached new heights of absurdity last week when arch Tony-crony Lord Falconer described the future make-up of the House of Lords as 'sustainable'. Quite what he meant is almost anyone's guess. Perhaps sustainable, like Lord Falconer himself, is a synonym for 'unelected'. On the other hand, perhaps he's been hanging out with too many ODPM ministers, who have an astonishing capacity for dropping it into every sentence, along with all the other over-used and misunderstood clichés such as 'the importance of good design'.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.