Monday, 12 September 2011

Statement of the week: “We are where we are …”

Last week, councillor after councillor began speeches with the awful phrase: “We are where we are …”

Whether it was in the Waste Panel, or in the Scrutiny Committee discussing cuts to the budget for discretionary bus fares, they somehow felt that this statement passed blame onto some past group of councillors, or some past action, and insulated them from having to properly explore a different way forward.

I would suggest this phrase represents a failure to challenge.

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